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The Media Sounds the Alarm

Sharra L. Vostral

in Toxic Shock: A Social History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479877843
eISBN:
9781479894925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877843.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Following the medical identification of tampon-related toxic shock syndrome (TSS), there was an urgent need to alert the hundreds of thousands of women using tampons and superabsorbent tampons that ... More


Grounds for Liability

Sharra L. Vostral

in Toxic Shock: A Social History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479877843
eISBN:
9781479894925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877843.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Though the majority of women did not suffer from toxic shock syndrome (TSS), others experienced a flu-like illness, hospitalization, and even death from using Rely and other superabsorbent tampons. ... More


Toxic Shock: A Social History

Sharra L. Vostral

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479877843
eISBN:
9781479894925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479877843.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In 1980, young, healthy women in the United States suddenly began to get sick and even die. The unexpected link to these deaths was superabsorbent tampons. Thousands of women used them during their ... More


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