Mum’s the Word
A radical re-design of the home pregnancy test aims to protect women’s privacy – and the planet
Joanna Cummings |
The humble pregnancy test has altered little since the 1980s. Home tests are extremely accurate, but there are drawbacks – for one thing, disposing of the test in the trash means the result might not be as private as you’d like. Then there’s the environmental impact – it is estimated that two million pounds of plastic and digital pregnancy test waste is produced each year in the USA alone (1).
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