Fashion Nova is under fire for using cancerous chemicals in their swimwear

A Twitter user shared photos the warning label on a swimsuit that she bought from online clothing company, Fashion Nova, that stated that it contained carcinogenic elements.   

author_img Yogitha S Published :  04th May 2019 03:06 PM   |   Published :   |  04th May 2019 03:06 PM

Swimsuit from Fashion Nova

On April 29, 2019, a Twitter user shared photos of a swimsuit that she bought from the LA-based online clothing company, Fashion Nova.

The shopping portal, which is highly endorsed by celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Cardi B, Malu Travejo, and Pia Mia offers everything from casual wears to work wear, lingerie, and swimsuits.

However, a recent Twitter post shared a picture of the warning label that comes with Fashion Nova swimsuits that read:

‘This product can expose you to Di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, lead, and cadmium, which are known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm’. The warning also includes a link to a website run by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment for more information about Proposition 65.'

Proposition 65 is a California Law, passed with a goal to protect drinking water sourced from toxic substances that causes cancer and birth defects. Hence, the products which are manufactured in California ought to have a label which mentions the toxic chemicals that are in the product.

One Twitter user also said: ‘California has something called prop65 where anything that contains lead must be labeled clearly. EVEN if the material naturally has lead. For example algae naturally has lead and STILL has to be labeled with this in the state of California. Take the label with a grain of salt.’

Fashion Nova is currently under fire for using harmful cancer-causing elements in their dyes.

Another Twitter user wrote: ‘I have worked in their warehouse almost every product has this warning'. Many have tagged Fashion Nova asking for a comment on this regard and so far they haven’t responded yet.