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Since about half of reported TSS cases occur in women using tampons, it's wise to choose menstrual products that are least likely to contribute to it. TSS, which is caused by bacterial toxins, is a rare but potentially fatal disease.

Sunil M Alexander, MD
(770) 483-2368
1311 Milstead Ave NE
Conyers, GA
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East Metro Ob/Gyn Specialists
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Andrew J Edwards III, MD
(770) 267-7093
705 Breedlove Dr Ste 200
Monroe, GA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1990

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Joe Edward Gaskins, MD
(770) 267-8368
705 Breedlove Dr
Monroe, GA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1989

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Jonathan Lee Thomas, MD
(573) 335-1344
2223 Baker Carter Dr
Loganville, GA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1991

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Evert H Oortman, DO
(770) 867-9600
PO Box 1055
Winder, GA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Hlth Sci, Coll Of Osteo Med, Kansas City Mo 64124
Graduation Year: 1979

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Andrew Joseph Edwards Jr, MD
(770) 267-7093
705 Breedlove Dr Ste 200
Monroe, GA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1964
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Hospital: Memorial Health Univ Med Ctr, Savannah, Ga; St Josephs Hosp, Savannah, Ga; Candler Hosp, Savannah, Ga

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Debra E Johnson Jordan, DO
(706) 548-1386
1401 W Spring St
Monroe, GA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1981
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Hospital: Athens Reg Med Ctr, Athens, Ga; Walton Med Ctr, Monroe, Ga; Barrow Med Ctr, Winder, Ga
Group Practice: Hawthorne Orthopedics

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David H Fields, MD
(212) 249-4700
605 Tom Brewer Rd
Loganville, GA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1973

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Nicolas Psomiadis
(770) 867-7313
314 N Broad St
Winder, GA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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J Edward Fisher, MD
(706) 316-1908
1051 Grey Dr
Bogart, GA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1953

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By Anna Soref

For many women, choosing a monthly supply of menstrual products is a no-brainer—toss some tampons and pads into the shopping cart, and it’s on to the toothpaste aisle. But there may be more than meets the eye to these seemingly simple products.

Most conventional menstrual products contain synthetic fibers that may be a factor in toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Many of them also contain perfumes and other potentially harmful chemicals that may pose long-term health consequences. By learning how to choose these products carefully and use them properly, you can avoid health risks without sacrificing protection.

Ingredients matter

Of all the personal hygiene products, the tampon raises the most important health issues because it sits for hours surrounded by some of the female body’s most porous membranes. “The vagina absorbs quite readily,” says Dr. Philip M. Tierno, director of clinical microbiology and diagnostic immunology at New York University Medical Center. “When you put a chemical substance in the vagina, it’s in the bloodstream a half hour later.”

No wonder it’s important to know what’s in your tampons. And that should be as easy as reading the label, right? Well, not really. No one requires tampon manufacturers to list ingredients on their packages, so you need some savvy if you want to make wise choices.

Since about half of reported TSS cases occur in women using tampons, it’s wise to choose menstrual products that are least likely to contribute to it. TSS, which is caused by bacterial toxins, is a rare but potentially fatal disease. A lot of controversy exists over what it is about tampons that increases TSS risk, but two widely agreed-upon factors are the tampon’s absorbency and amount of time it is left in place. Another less clear factor may be the material from which the tampon is made. As a rule, most conventional tampons are made of rayon or a cotton/rayon blend. Rayon is a synthetic fiber made from wood pulp, and while it is more absorbent than cotton, Tierno claims it increases a woman’s risk of TSS. “Rayon provides a perfect chemical condition for production of staph [Staphylococcus aureus, the bacterium usually responsible for TSS],” says Tierno. And he asserts that not one case of TSS has resulted from a 100 percent cotton tampon.

Dioxin presents another reason to be concerned about the rayon or conventional cotton used in tampons. A byproduct from the chlorine used to bleach those fibers, dioxin is a probable carcinogen, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Until several years ago, conventional feminine protection manufacturers were using chlorine to bleach the wood pulp used in their products. Under pressure from the FDA, manufacturers abandoned this chlorine bleach and now use hydrogen peroxide or chlorine dioxide (a different agent from chlorine). But the FDA recently reported that traces of dioxin are still present in mainstream tampon products—even 100 percent cotton ones.

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