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How safe and accessible are common menstrual products?

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in Kennesaw, Ga. The Georgian lawmaker is joining a nationwide effort to provide menstrual products to public school students in need. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) Associated press

The safety of menstrual products is in the spotlight after popular period underwear brand Thinx settled a class-action lawsuit alleging the company’s marketing misrepresented the safety of the products. Independent tests have found samples of the forever chemicals in underwear.

Restore learns about the research that goes into ensuring these products are safe and affordable.

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

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Written by Natalia Chi

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