Tampons are associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). TSS is a rare but serious disease that may cause death. Read and save the enclosed information. All tampon manufactures are required to use the same absorbency terms and absorbency ranges that are regulated by the FDA. The risk of getting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) increases with higher absorbency. You can reduce the risk of TSS by using the minimum absorbency that meets your needs.