Thursday, December 4, 2008

Toxic Boobs

Several women have claimed that a popular type of bra from the leading lingerie firm Victoria’s Secret made them ill.

Roberta Ritter, 37, claims: "I had the welts that were very red, hot to the touch, extremely inflamed, blistery. It itched profusely. I couldn't sleep and was waking up itching."

Miss Ritter, from Ohio, filed a lawsuit against Victoria's Secret in May and claims she has been contacted by dozens of women suffering similar symptoms who are now seeking permission to join her in a class-action lawsuit.

Her lawyers said they purchased the same bra types that Miss Ritter had bought and had them laboratory tested. They claim the tests revealed that the bras showed traces of formaldehyde, which is used in the textile industry to make fabrics crease-resistant. The lawyers believe Miss Ritter may be allergic to formaldehyde.

Ok since I don't wear bras (well not on a regular basis) I have a few questions about this story:

1) There are labs that test bras?

2) Formaldehyde? Seriously? Isn't that the stuff those fetal-pigs we used to hack up in high school science class were kept in?

3) There are Victoria Secrets stores in Ohio?

4) Bras need to be crease-resistant?

5) If they aren't made crease-resistant, do women iron them? And if so how do they work around the curves?


Eric McErlain said...

My client, the Formaldehyde Council, did some digging concerning this story and found that a lot of facts didn't line up. Click here, here and here to see what I mean.

june cleaver said...

my question... why in the world did she keep the stupid thing on? Especially at night. Set the puppies free!!!!!