A viral TikTok video of a woman claiming SHEIN nail flakes sent her to the hospital led internet sleuths down a web of contaminants and bad environmental practices that the fashion industry has engaged in for decades. Yoga pants and gym leggings sold by Lululemon and Old Navy contained Perfluoroalkoxy alkanes, PFAS, according to testing done by consumer health activist blog Mamavation. Outdoor apparel brands Columbia, REI, and L.L. Bean received either a D or F grading for PFAS by Fashion FWD. H&M is fighting greenwashing allegations as of this episode being published, and SHEIN has given vague responses whenever it has been challenged on lead and other metals in its clothing. So, what is the deal? Should we go naked? We get into these chemicals, their effects, and verified claims in this episode on the toxic nature of fast fashion!
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