It’s Thursday and you know what time it is… Thank you for tuning it to read our latest blog post. Today I am going to share a little information about how companies are profiting in the name of well being while negatively targeting reproductive health. The other day I was about to purchase a few new baby blankets to give to the families we serve. These blankets were so nice and fluffy and the colors were perfect for new babies. I planned to re-purpose them and add beautiful African fabric to them. I had a plan y’all! So I thought. Then I read that it contained a antibacterial substance called “Silvadur.”
I wasn’t sure what this “SILVADUR” was, so I looked it up. Come to find out, this is a harmful pesticide with documentation from the EPA that has a negative impact on reproductive health and fetal development. It may also cause infertility. If this is the case, then why are they selling it with the guise of it being safe?
Immediately I put it back and felt so bad because I was about to purchase these for our clients. At the same time I am grateful because I am a researcher and it is my job to investigate what I don’t know.
The other part that really bothered me that this same chemical is in the masks we wear. In Tennessee the Black Caucus refused masks because it contained this harmful pesticide. Read more here:
There are so many companies that are marketing products for the new turn of a “germ free” lifestyle, in the name of well being. Whether or not they are developing these products, with a full range of awareness of this harmful pesticide or not, I am not sure.
Honestly, I just wanted to share some thoughts to support my research that COVID is a launching pad for big industries targeting environmental sustainability and innovation in the industry of reproductive health as a public health crisis. In the next 10-20 years we will have the opportunity to see the many layers of what COVID has produced in the world. Not just through these novelty products, but through new diseases and other illnesses that are marking it’s pathway into our overall well-being and longevity. And this begins with reproductive health outcomes.
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Disclaimer: The images used in this blog post are in no way being used to call out companies that offer these products, yet to provide awareness so that we have the proper information to make the best decisions for our overall well-being.
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