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NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 12, No. 12, December 1984 - Page 6. December 1984. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/401/show/398.

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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 12, No. 12, December 1984
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Date December 1984
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Transcript (The following was received by trie chapter from the Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Inc. Box 192 West Somerville, Ma. 02144) In 1980, the public learned about Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). It is a rare but serious disease which mainly strikes menstruating women under 30 who are using tampons. Although only a small number of menstruating women have gotten TSS, a few of them have died. Researchers do not know why TSS occurs with the use of tampons. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has found a higher risk of TSS with higher absorbency tampons. IIo one knows if this is because of the absorbency itself, the materials which make thie tampon more absorbent, or some other factor. Although tampons have been for sale since the 1930s, they have .changed in the last 10-15 years with the introduction of super-absorbent fibers like modified cotton or rayon polyacrylate. Ingredients are now listed on the box. Believe it or not, tampons have never been subjected to government or to independent studies for safety and efficacy. More investigation must be done soon to allow us to understand the problem of TSS better. So far, the studies have been too few and sometimes not well enough done. One piece of information the consumer can and should know is how absorbent each type of tampon is. Finally in response to consumer pressure, the FDA is moving to require labeling on the box telling you how absorbent a tampon is. Our group wants the FDA to create labeling which is clear, simple and non- contradictory. We think this means that absorbency terms must be comparable from one brand to the next. Right now, a Playtex Regular is twice as absorbent as a Tampax Original Regular and more absorbent than all the other supers except Playtex's. The FDA's proposed labeling will not remedy this confusion it is adopted. Write to the FDA to support standardized absorbency terms. Letters do count. The address is: John C. Villforth, Director NCDRH, Food and Drug Administration HFX-1 5600 Fishers Lane Rockville, MD. 20857 Please r>end a copy of your letter to us. Also, write us if you want more information on the consumer position. Esther R. Rome and Jill Wolhandler SYMPTOMS: a high fever, usually over 102°, vomiting, diarrhea, a sudden drop in blood pressure which may lead to shock, a sunburn like rash which peels after a while. IF YOU GET ANY OF Tilt SYMPTOMS LISTED DURING YOUR PERIOD AND YOU ARE USING A TAMPOn , REMOVE,IT IMMEDIATELY.