EDANA issues statement on tragic death due to toxic shock; stresses highest safety standards of products

BRUSSELS, January 14, 2020-

EDANA, the trade association representing most manufacturers of feminine hygiene products in EMEA, today learnt of the sad passing of Maëlle Laurence due to a case of toxic shock. We would like to extend our condolences to her family in these difficult moments.

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is extremely rare but can affect men, women and children of any age. TSS is not caused by tampons. It is caused by the common bacteria – Staphylococcus aureus – which normally live harmlessly on the skin and in bodily cavities of one in every three people. In rare cases certain strains of these bacteria can produce toxins (poisons) that cause TSS.

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