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This Life-Threatening "Tampon Syndrome" Has Increased 5 Times Over Recent Months

tampon toxic shock syndrome

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  • Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a risk associated with tampon use. Using super absorbent tampons, and/or leaving them in too long, are two primary risk factors
  • Michigan recently detected a clustered spike in tampon-associated TSS. In the first quarter of 2016, there were five cases. In the past decade, TSS reports have averaged fewer than four per year
  • A French investigation revealed traces of dioxins, pesticides, insecticides, and halogenated byproducts in 11 brands of tampons and pads. Glyphosate was found in an organic cotton tampon brand

By Dr. Mercola

The average woman uses anywhere from 11,000 to more than 16,000 tampons in her lifetime. In addition to that, many regularly use sanitary pads. But did you know that these products can be a major source of toxic exposure?

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