"Keep PFAS Out Of Your Sex Life"

"New testing finds evidence of “forever chemicals” in two types of condoms and one lubricant. The good news? The vast majority appear PFAS-free."

"Two brands of condoms and one brand of lubricant have detectable levels of organic fluorine, an indicator of the group of chemicals known as PFAS, according to a new report from Mamavation.

Partnering with EHN.org, the environmental wellness blog and community had 25 condoms and four lubricants tested by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-certified lab and found levels of organic fluorine ranging from 13 parts per million to 68 ppm. Three condoms — two of the same brand — and one lubricant had detectable levels of organic fluorine, while the rest of the products had no detectable levels.

Organic fluorine is a strong indicator of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS or “forever chemicals”— which have been linked to health effects including reduced immune system function and vaccine response, developmental and learning problems for infants and children, certain cancers, lowered fertility, endocrine disruption and other impacts."

Environmental Health News had the story February 6, 2024.

Source: EHN, 02/07/2024