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Marian Hanna, MPH: Launches a Kickstarter for 100% Organic, Non-toxic, 100% Biodegradable Feminine Hygiene Brand

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Marian Hanna, MPH: Launches a Kickstarter for 100% Organic, Non-toxic, 100% Biodegradable Feminine Hygiene Brand

October 30
17:12 2019

Marian Hanna’s mission is to produce safe, non-toxic, biodegradable products to ensure that environmental impacts are addressed and minimized every step of the way. She was on a mission to make a change after reading about the Robin Danielson Feminine Hygiene Product Safety Act that keeps being DENIED year after year by congress. This act was named after a woman that died from toxic shock syndrome. Pads and tampons pose health risks to women who use the products and to children of women who use the products during or before pregnancy. This act will inform women of the exact materials that they place inside their body every month.

Marian Hanna’s goal is to use her brand to support underserved communities by contributing a portion of 10% of all sales to philanthropy.

Marian Hanna believes in the education of all women regarding their products and that women should know exactly what’s in an intimate product, with potential consequences for their health.

In efforts to aid in passing the bill of the disclosure of pad and tampon ingredients, Marian Hanna wants to show full transparency and disclose all ingredients used in her pads and tampons.

Marian Hanna states, “It was important to me to diminish negative environmental impacts through ensuring this was 100% biodegradable.” While Marian Hanna was completing her MPH, she published a paper on the impacts of Climate Change in the International Journal of Epidemiology. You can read more here: CLIMATE CHANGE PAPER

Marian Hanna states that, “I plan to launch a WE THE PEOPLE petition on WHITE HOUSE.” She told us, ”Together we can get the attention to really make a change in the health and rights of women everywhere.”

Marian Hanna thanks you for the support and concluded by saying, “I really believe in this cause and hope you will too.”

Toxic chemicals found in feminine hygiene products include:

· SAP

· Polyethylene (PE)

· Polypropylene (PP)

· Wood Pulp

· Polyester (SYNTHETIC FIBERS)

· RAYON

· DIOXIN

· FRAGRANCE

· CHLORINE

· BPA

· PESTICIDE

· PARABENS

· PHTHALATES

· TRICLOSAN

· STYRENE

· CHLOROFORM

· ACETONE

· CHLOROETHANE

· ANION CHIPS

EFFECTS OF THESE CHEMICALS INCLUDE:

· DIOXIN: Highly toxic, cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and cause cancer

· BPA: Known carcinogen (aka cancer-causing agent)

· STYRENE: Increased risks for cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma, and genetic damage in the white blood cells, or lymphocytes, increased risk of cancer in the pancreas or esophagus. Styrene causes lung tumors AND genetic damage

· CHLOROFORM: Causes deaths due to respiratory failure and cardiac arrhythmias; coma due to hepatic dysfunction

· PARABENS: Disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity

· PHTHALATES: National Toxicology Program states that is a reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen. They’re endocrine disruptors, and exposure to phthalates has been linked to breast cancer, developmental issues, decreased fertility, obesity and asthma

MISSION:

Produce safe, non-toxic, superior quality products while ensuring that environmental impacts are addressed and minimized every step of the way. Our brand supports underserved communities by contributing a portion of all sales to philanthropy.

Our brand believes in the education of all women regarding their products. We believe women should know exactly what’s in an intimate product, with potential consequences for their health.

In efforts to aid in passing the bill of the disclosure of pad and tampon ingredients, we are the first company to show full transparency and disclose all ingredients used in our pads and tampons.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

Marian Hanna was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, to Egyptian immigrant parents. In 2013, Marian graduated from the University of California, San Diego with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience and Behavior. In 2017, Marian completed her Master of Public Health in Disaster Management from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Marian Hanna is now the founder of her self-named e-commerce health and beauty brand, which focuses on women empowerment and donates 10% of all proceeds to 501 (c)(3) nonprofits.

Risks and challenges

Marian Hanna has been trying to produce this product for over a year. She states, “the hardest part was developing a product that was 100% biodegradable (from the packaging to the individual wrappers).” However, now, the difficulty is the funding to produce such a custom product.

Sustainable materials

(1) The surface layer is an organic cotton surface layer. 
(2) The absorption layer has an organic cotton core and does not contain a super absorbent resin. 
(3) The base film and outer envelope are made from a degradable corn base film and envelope.

Material characteristics and advantages
: (1) The organic cotton surface layer: Organic cotton is a pure natural non-polluting cotton.
Chemicals are not used in the agricultural process. Non-woven fabrics made of organic cotton fibers have good gas permeability, moisture absorption, softness and are non-irritating; 
(2) The organic cotton core contains only machine cotton fiber and does not contain polymer absorbent resin. The organic cotton core has good absorption, breathability, comfort and is naturally hypoallergenic. This is beneficial to human health and the environment, as it can be naturally degraded with no environmental pollution. 
(3) The degradable corn base film envelope: The base film is made from corn, wheat, and other starch-based materials, fermented into lactic acid and then polymerized and spun. The fiber is ultra-smooth, moisture absorbent, contains good permeability and naturally antibacterial. Corn based film envelope has good biodegradability and can be completely degraded by microorganisms in nature in certain conditions, eventually producing carbon dioxide and water without polluting the environment.

Consumer may pre-order from October 28th – November 5th during their Kickstarter campaign.

For more information visit us on KICKSTARTER.

For more information regarding the toxins mentioned, please visit the World Health Organization WHO or via research papers published on the National Institute of Health.

INSTAGRAM: @LAMARIANI

Media Contact
Company Name: LA MARIANI
Contact Person: MARIAN HANNA, MPH
Email: Send Email
Phone: 424-247-6355
City: REDONDO BEACH
State: CA, 90278
Country: United States
Website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marianhanna/100-organic-non-toxic-biodegradable-feminine-hygiene/build?ref=creator_nav