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

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.

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Posted: 14th, December 2011 | In: Reviews | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0