A new home pregnancy test is about to hit the market, and it is a total game-changer. When you’re trying to conceive, it’s not unheard of to go through boxes and boxes of tests. Those tests get discarded, and end up in landfills. Because they’re made of non-biodegradable plastic, that is where they remain. Lia, the company behind a new flushable pregnancy test, hopes to help women and couples get the answers they need, while doing more for the planet.
The flushable pregnancy test by Lia works exactly like a traditional pregnancy test. You pee on it, the lines change to confirm if you’re pregnant or not, and you’re done! But the Lia can be composted or flushed down the toilet once you’ve read the results.
The flushable pregnancy test by Lia is made of paper, not plastic. It breaks up in water and biodegrades in soil, so the only mark it’ll leave behind is the excitement of people learning they’re about to be (or not be!) parents. It’s also really lightweight, weighing less than 6 squares of 3-ply toilet paper. Even better, the wide collection area means more pee on the test and less on your fingers.
Best of all, the Lia flushable pregnancy test is over 99% accurate on the first day of your missed period.
The technology behind the home pregnancy test hasn’t changed much since they emerged in the 1970’s. Much like the advances being made in other areas of women’s health, the flushable pregnancy test is finally catching up to the needs and desires of it’s core customer. It’s accurate, discreet (no more wrapping used tests in toilet paper to hide them in the trash!), and it’s better for the environment.
The Lia flushable pregnancy test will be available to purchase in the US in 2018. But you can sign up on the website to pre-order and be one of the first to pee on this cool little test.