It's hard to find brands that are telling the truth when they say they're non-toxic and hypoallergenic. But out of all the types of fashion, it's especially important that your underwear is healthy and free of hazardous chemicals. You wear it right next to your most intimate parts!
Scientists are starting to make groundbreaking scientific connections between textile chemicals and chronic illnesses, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals that are in everyday bras and underwear. As someone with quite a few endocrine disorders — namely endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) — it’s disturbing to learn that these chemicals are hanging out in garments that are worn right over the top of particularly vulnerable reproductive organs. There’s evidence of strong, detrimental effects of endocrine-disrupting toxins that directly affect organs including the uterus, vagina, and ovaries.