How safe and accessible are common menstrual products?
Various menstrual products are seen, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Kennesaw, Ga. Georgia’s legislature is joining a nationwide effort to provide menstrual products for public school students in need. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) Associated Press
How safe and accessible are common menstrual products?
Various menstrual products are seen, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Kennesaw, Ga. Georgia’s legislature is joining a nationwide effort to provide menstrual products for public school students in need. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) Associated Press

The safety of menstrual products is under the spotlight after popular period underwear brand Thinx settled a class action lawsuit that alleged the company’s marketing misrepresented the safety of the products. Independent testing found samples of forever chemicals in the underwear.

Reset learns about the research that goes into ensuring these products are safe and accessible.

GUESTS: Anna Pollack, associate professor, Department of Global and Community Health, College of Public Health. George Mason University

Jhumka Gupta, associate professor, Department of Global and Community Health College of Public Health, George Mason University


How safe and accessible are common menstrual products?
Various menstrual products are seen, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Kennesaw, Ga. Georgia’s legislature is joining a nationwide effort to provide menstrual products for public school students in need. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) Associated Press
How safe and accessible are common menstrual products?
Various menstrual products are seen, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Kennesaw, Ga. Georgia’s legislature is joining a nationwide effort to provide menstrual products for public school students in need. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) Associated Press

The safety of menstrual products is under the spotlight after popular period underwear brand Thinx settled a class action lawsuit that alleged the company’s marketing misrepresented the safety of the products. Independent testing found samples of forever chemicals in the underwear.

Reset learns about the research that goes into ensuring these products are safe and accessible.

GUESTS: Anna Pollack, associate professor, Department of Global and Community Health, College of Public Health. George Mason University

Jhumka Gupta, associate professor, Department of Global and Community Health College of Public Health, George Mason University