Remember Thinx? The New York–based brand best known for its cheeky subway ads for period-absorbing underwear? If so, you may recall some reports of sexual-harassment claims against its former CEO and reports of toxic workplace culture in the past. But it turns out the brand’s problems apparently extend to its products, too. Last year, Thinx received preliminary approval on a deal to settle a class-action lawsuit against the company after a string of claims and independent research alleged that its signature underwear, which had long advertised itself as “organic, sustainable, and non-toxic,” actually contained (checks notes) per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, harmful chemicals linked to fertility issues, environmental pollution, and certain cancers. Yikes! Read more about the settlement at the link in bio.