How safe is the menstrual cup?
Our manufacturer has obtained ISO 13485:2003 certification. This confirms that its quality management system meets the requirements of this internationally recognized standard, which was developed for organizations that manufacture medical devices.
Two criteria guarantee the quality of our menstrual cup: medical and platinum.
As its name suggests, platinum silicone is a type of silicone that uses platinum as a catalyst. Platinum is a very stable, rare metal, with a melting point above 1,750°C. The other, more frequently used method for making silicone involves using peroxides. This method is cheaper, but the resulting silicone is less stable. Platinum silicone does not have the same health risks as peroxide silicone, which can release volatile organic compounds.
Our silicone is also "medical grade". This quality is attributed after conducting laboratory tests to evaluate, in particular, the resistance and elasticity of the material. The silicone we use for our menstrual cups complies with numerous international standards, including the USP Class VI standard, which means that it can stay inside the human body for up to 30 days.