Since January 2017, substances of interest (SOIs) in disposable hygiene products have been a main topic in a variety of published articles, investigative reports, social media posts, and government conversations.
The following is a timeline and sampling of such pieces and notable events:
- Jan. 2017: “Couches: Attention Toxiques!”
- Feb. 2017: Korean government tests select diapers; some retailers take product off shelves
- Mar. 2017: Tested diapers declared safe in Korea
- June 2017: Swedish agency declares plans to test femcare products in their final report for a “Handlingsplan för en giftfri vardag 2015 – 2017” (Action plan for a non-toxic everyday life)
- Aug. 2017: Volatile organic compound (VOC) issues in Korea with femcare products
- Dec. 2017: Korean government confirms safety of femcare products
- Mar 2018 (English version in June): Swedish agency declares that “The risk of negative effects on health from chemicals in menstrual products is low”
- Jul. 2018: ANSES report on toxic substances in feminine hygiene products
- Aug. 2018: “Protégez Bébé des Toxiques!”
- Sept. 2018: “Couches pour bébés Le point sur les risques”
- Oct. 2018: OSAV (Swiss agency) report on toxic substances in diapers
- Jan. 2019: ANSES report on toxic substances in diapers
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