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Falling sperm counts that threaten human survival linked to chemical exposure

Falling sperm counts that threaten human survival linked to chemical exposure Falling sperm counts and changes to sexual development are “threatening human survival” and leading to a fertility crisis. And chemicals like plastic and pesticides are to blame, which are found all sorts of household items, like food, clothing, cooking tools, hair and body products, etc. 

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Is polyester toxic?

Is polyester toxic? The reason that we started Opok was because we learned that these synthetic materials can be detrimental to our health, let alone devastate our environment. We have heard feedback that people are unaware that polyester, the most widely used material in clothing, can be toxic given that it’s in everything. So we did our research and here are our findings.

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Are all natural materials created equal?

Are all natural materials created equal?

We took 2 years exploring different natural and sustainable fabrics to determine which materials we would consider using for our products. We ultimately decided on organic cotton because of its soft texture, the lack of chemicals that go into processing, and the sustainability aspect. Below are some of the materials we evaluated and reasons why we passed on them. 

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