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Women’s Underwear Maker Sued Over Presence of PFAS Chemicals

Nov. 12, 2020, 7:43 PM

A California woman is claiming a brand of absorbent underwear contains unsafe amounts of chemicals that may harm the reproductive system, according to a class action lawsuit filed Thursday.

The claim, brought by San Fernando, Calif., resident Destini Kanan in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, said Thinx Inc. failed to inform consumers that its underwear has per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, a family of chemicals under increasing state scrutiny and regulation.

The company claims its third-party testing results show the absence of some kinds of PFAS, named “long-chain” chemicals because of the length of their molecules,...

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