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300,000 Women Have ‘Ticking Timebomb’ Breast Implants: French Industrial Silicon Scandal

by | 14th, December 2011

THE French false breast scandal is growing. The grim news is that false breast manufacturer Poly Implant Prosthesis had been cutting corners to save costs, using industrial silicone instead of medical-grade padding. An estimated 30,000 women in France are affected by the stuff commonly used in computers as an electrical insulator. That’s one tenth of the world total of people wearing cheap PIP implants. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps!) estimates 50,000 British women could have the faulty implants.

Worse still, the implants are known to leak.

Women are protesting outside the French health ministry.

One women says :

“I’ve always suffered from depression and mental-health problems linked to body image. I earn €1,000 [£840] a month in a factory. I couldn’t afford breast surgery until my late 40s. But after the implants I felt better, I came off the antidepressants, I was able to face work. Then I find out the implants are poison. The tests say they’re still

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