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Menstrual Cups Awaiting Government Approval to be Sold in South Korean Market

Menstrual Cups Awaiting Government Approval to be Sold in South Korean Market

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Menstrual cups, touted as safer, more durable and more eco-friendly alternatives to sanitary pads or tampons, will soon hit the South Korean market provided companies can successfully pass the requirements set by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. As menstrual cups are categorized as medical products domestically, local [...]

Ministry of Food and Drug Safety’s Sanitary Pads Inspection Returns “Not Harmful”

Ministry of Food and Drug Safety’s Sanitary Pads Inspection Returns “Not Harmful”

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Sanitary pads pose no health risks to women, health authorities said Thursday, disclosing the result of their inspection of all products sold on the market. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said it has examined a total of 676 sanitary pads manufactured or imported over the past three [...]

Experts Say Sanitary Pad Tests Difficult, Likely to Take a Long Time

Experts Say Sanitary Pad Tests Difficult, Likely to Take a Long Time

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The unease over the possibility of hazardous substances being contained in the adhesives of sanitary pads has prompted experts to speak out on the difficulty of ascertaining the toxicity of such substances. One chemistry professor, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, pointed out that at the core, all [...]

Government to Inspect All Sanitary Pads for Harmful Chemicals

Government to Inspect All Sanitary Pads for Harmful Chemicals

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to inspect all sanitary pads currently being retailed for harmful chemicals amid growing concerns about their impact on women’s health. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said Friday it will examine 896 sanitary pad products manufactured or imported by 56 companies over the past three [...]

Donors Gift Sanitary Pads to 6,000 Female Students in Busan

Donors Gift Sanitary Pads to 6,000 Female Students in Busan

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A total of 6,000 female students in Busan from low-income families will be relieved of the burden of buying expensive sanitary pads, at least for a while. The rising price of feminine hygiene products in Korea has recently become a big issue nationwide. The Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education [...]