This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Sonia Pressman Fuentes , co-founder of NOW and civil rights lawyer, has given us the benefit of her expertise about laws affecting women's employment several times. Now she brings to your attention an issue that we or our friends may be contending with: breast implant leakage or rupture. Time to get informed!
Sonia Pressman Fuentes on Breast Implant Ruptures and Leaks
The Breast Implant Risk | The Scientist Magazine®
NCBI Bookshelf. Safety of Silicone Breast Implants. These reference lists were prepared in response to the sponsor's request for a comprehensive bibliography through , although some references are also included. Many references here are not cited in the text of this report, though all were reviewed.
Metrics details. Silicone implants are biomaterials that are frequently used in the medical industry due to their physiological inertness and low toxicity. However, capsular contracture remains a concern in long-term transplantation. To date, several studies have been conducted to overcome this problem.
The current breast implant scandal in Europe has nothing to do with celebrity news. To make matters worse, these particular implants are filled with industrial-grade silicone, instead of medical-grade, which could contain unregulated and dangerous chemicals. Breast implants are composed of a silicone sac that contains silicone or saline gel, and the silicone sacs of the PIP implants are The French health agency has confirmed that the leaked silicone from PIP implants causes generalized pain and irritation, and that the material can be identified in lymph nodes with an ultrasound. Most of the time, rupture simply results in the slow leakage of harmless silicone or saline.