Menstrual hygiene needs – Awareness, dignity and empathy In response to the unprecedented situation due to COVID-19 pandemic, Safety Monitor Research Foundation (SMRF) decided to do its bit for the community. When economic uncertainties and lockdown deprived access to menstrual hygiene products, government schemes for MHM came to an abrupt stop. The tendency to […]

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  Indian chemical industry is the 6thlargest in the world and contributes to 2.11% of nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) while accounting for 15.95% of India’s manufacturing sector. It is one of the most diversified industry, manufacturing over 80,000 chemicals used in various industries and consumer products. However, this massive industry still lacks the basics […]

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  Menstrual cup is a device increasingly becoming popular in managing menses across the globe. van Eijk et al., 2019 published a systematic review and meta-analysis study on menstrual cup for use, leakage, acceptability, safety and availability in the Lancet. This article collated the available menstrual cup data and also summarised the adverse effects reported […]

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organic menstrual cup

  Sanitary pads is a market that is undergoing a major transformation. Many products continue to arrive in the market, claiming to be safe and sustainable for health and environment. It is high time that we should understand the term “ecofriendly” pads. Safety monitor research foundation (SMRF) (www.safetymonitor.org) is an NGO empowering consumers to make informed […]

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smrf

  Safety monitor research foundation (SMRF)  (www.safetymonitor.org) an ngo empowering consumers to choose products based on health and safety of ingredients would like to inform consumers not be alarmed by the claims made by certain media publishers on potassium ferrocyanide in Indian salt. Read on to understand more about this food additive. Potassium ferrocyanide (E […]

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self care products

  Mineral oil saturated hydrocarbon (MOSH) is found to be one of the highest contaminant in the human body according to studies1, 2.  Studies show that concentrations of MOSH range to approximately 1 g per person and even 10 g in extreme cases. Mineral oil enters in to the body via air, food and skin. […]

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baby cleanser

  A right baby cleanser can make bathing an enjoyable bonding routine for you and your baby. Read on to understand your baby’s skin and how to choose cleanser products. Skin care product selections should be based on the child’s age, the season of the year and the state of baby’s skin. Cleansers are used […]

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Menstrual cup

  Menstrual hygiene has been discussed more than ever before today in India. Government, NGOs and campaign groups are working rigorously to ensure Indian women manage their periods in happy, safe and confident ways. Disposable sanitary pads, liners, tampons, labia pads, cloth pads and menstrual cups are some of the products that are used by […]

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best baby products for skin

  A new born baby’s skin is as soft as a petal. With the birth of the baby begins the mother’s first endeavour – identifying the skin care products most suitable for her baby’s precious skin. But this is not as easy as it sounds. She needs to analyse a number of factors before making […]

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  A mother’s inherent nature is to be always conscious and concerned about her baby’s needs. The number of decisions she needs to take for her loved one is quite overwhelming! The range of baby care products to use is one among those decisions. Safety monitor research foundation (SMRF) (www.safetymonitor.org) is an NGO empowering consumers to […]

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