This Could Turn Toxic: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Period Products

Wed Oct 19 2022 at 06:00 pm to 08:30 pm

St George's Bristol | Bristol

City to Sea and Natracare
Publisher/HostCity to Sea and Natracare
This Could Turn Toxic: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Period Products
A panel discussion considering the effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in period products on our health and the environment.
About this Event


Join us this Environmenstrual Week for a free event at St George’s, Bristol, where we’ll be discussing the impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals found in the plastic in period products on our health and the planet.

EDCs are “exogenous chemicals or mixtures of chemicals, which interfere with any aspect of hormone action” (1). They can be found in the plastics often found in period products.

Who we’ll hear from


Natalie Fée is an award-winning environmentalist, author of How to Save the World for Free, speaker and founder of City to Sea, a Bristol-based charity running campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source. Natalie set up City to Sea in 2015 and it's gone on to become one of the UK's leading environmental organisations combatting plastic pollution at a global level through award-winning campaigns such as Refill and Rethink Periods.  


Susie Hewson-Lowe – Susie’s an eco-warrior, a pioneer, and responsible for having developed the world’s first brand of organic & natural period products in 1989. Susie founded Natracare when she discovered the harmful chemicals and plastics used in products already on the market.

Charlotte Lloyd – Charlotte is an environmental chemist with research interests in the transport and fate of pollution (including plastics and bioplastics), and nutrients in the terrestrial environment. Her current work combines cutting-edge laboratory analysis with data interrogation techniques to investigate particularly the impact of chemical additives from plastics on the natural environment.

Dr. Nitu Bajekal – Dr. Nitu Bajekal is a MD Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in the UK with over 35 years of clinical experience in women’s health. Her special interests include Lifestyle Medicine, PCOS, period problems, precancer and medical education. Dr Bajekal is also an author and a Fellow of the Royal College and recipient of the Indian President’s Gold medal. She is one of the first board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physicians in the UK.

Maria Webb - Maria is a Bristol based Actor, Filmmaker and co-founder of the production company Falling Films. After experiencing problems with her own menstrual cycle, Maria set out to change the way we talk and think about women's health by telling her story through film.

Running of the event

  • 18.00 – Guests arrive, drinks on arrival
  • 18:30 – Guests take seats
  • 18:45 – Panel discussion
  • 19:30 – Open floor Q&A
  • 20:00 – Event end

What else do I need to know?

Address: St George's Bristol, Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR

There is wheelchair access to the venue. 2 x accessible parking . Please contact St George's Box Office to book prior to the event if needed.

Complimentary drink on arrival.

Notice of Consent

By registering for a ticket, you opt into and give permission to be filmed and photographed throughout the event.



Event Venue & Nearby Stays

St George's Bristol, Great George Street, Bristol, United Kingdom


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