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article imageFrench breast implants contain industrial fuel additives

By Katerina Nikolas     Jan 2, 2012 in Health
Women worldwide with breast implants produced by French company PPI will be alarmed at the latest reports that show an untested industrial fuel additive was contained in the silicone gel.
French breast implants produced by the now-shuttered company Poly Implant Prothese (PPI) have been revealed to have contained an untested fuel additive. Although the French health safety agency AFSSAPS already knew that industrial rather than medical silicone had been used in the implants, they had been unaware that the unsuitable gel actually contained a fuel additive.
France 24 reported that the industrial products Baysilone, Silopren and Rhodorsil, had been found in the faulty implants, causing the high rupture rates that have caused such alarm. Figures cited show that between 300,000 to 400,000 women worldwide are at risk due to sub-standard gel used in PPI implants.
French authorities advised 30,000 women to have breast implants removed due to an increased risk of rupture. Medical Xpress reported that as of Dec. 28 AFSSAPS 20 cases of cancer had been recorded in women with implants.
A British review of the data concluded thus far there was no causal link between the implants and cancer. Britain's health minister Andrew Lansley said an expert group was reviewing the data and said on Saturday "at the moment we don't have evidence that would justify any routine removal of these breast implants, and we don't have evidence of safety concerns." (Ninesmen) However this information was given prior to the revelation of the inclusion of a fuel additive in the manufacture of the implants and further studies are ongoing.
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