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Lauren Wasser      

Model & Toxic Shock Syndrome Awareness Advocate

Model, actress, and activist Lauren Wasser shares her inspiring story of overcoming Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) and educating girls and women about the dangers of tampons after losing her right leg and the toes on her left foot to the disease in 2012. Years later, she lost her right leg as well. Since the life-threatening experience, Wasser has returned to modeling, launched a collection with Stance socks, and starred on the DIRECTV series "Loudermilk."

Wasser and others are working tirelessly to pass the Robin Danielson Act, named after a woman who lost her life to TSS in 1998. The bill requires feminine hygiene product companies to disclose exactly what is going into these products and what their long-term health effects are. Shockingly, the bill has been rejected 10 times. Considering that the vagina is the most absorbent part of a woman’s body and is a gateway to many of our vital organs, it is crucial that consumers know the reality of what could happen to them. Wasser continues to be an advocate in the hopes that her audience will understand that women need more education about TSS. It is time that consumers demand safer products and more transparency about what is going into their bodies.


How Toxic Shock Syndrome Survivor Lauren Wasser Overcame ...
On October 3, 2012, Lauren Wasser's life changed forever. The model went from being a healthy, active, 24-year-old with a thriving career to needing a ...
Model Lauren Wasser Was 'Ready' For Second Amputation ...
"I think getting rid of my leg was getting rid of the past and getting ready for my journey ahead," Wasser tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Model Lauren Wasser's warning about tampons and toxic shock ...
Lauren Wasser had part of one leg amputated following complications from toxic shock syndrome, and she may lose the other one soon.

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