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The World’s First “Flushable Pregnancy Test” Set To Be Available In 2018

Last Monday, the world of medicine to another step forward as the Food And Drugs Administration cleared Lia, the world’s first biodegradable pregnancy test. Lia is set to enter the market towards the middle of 2018 and will be sold at all relevant stores and outlets.

Lia Photo Credit: The Pool

Normal pregnancy tests are made of plastic and should be discarded after use. Lia makes all the difference because it’s made out of biodegradable paper which means it can be bent or folded. It also disperses water which makes it perfect for flushing down the toilet when it has been used.


Lia was born from the minds of Bethany Edwards and Anna Simpson, who began working on the idea as graduate students in the University of Pennsylvania’s Integrated Product Design program. Their aim was to create a pregnancy test that was discreet and environmentally friendly without compromising on quality.

On Lia’s website, they promise more than 99 percent accuracy which means it’s on the same level with top brands of its plastic alternative.

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