When Lysol was Used as Birth Control

How advertisers scared women into poisoning themselves

Kyrie Gray
Aug 17, 2020 · 6 min read
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You’ve probably seen Lysol at least once in your home. You may even use it, that trusted brand that disinfects your countertops. Yet in the past, it had another use included under the “all-purpose” umbrella. It was utilized by women as birth control. By scaring women into believing their marriage depended on…