France recommended that women who have breast implants have them removed PIP

By | February 2, 2012

The French Government has recommended on Friday 23.12.11 to women who have silicone breast implants manufactured by Poly Implant Prothèse company (PIP) have them removed, but clarified that he does “a precautionary measure and not urgent.”

According to the statement released by the Ministry of Health, National Cancer Institute has concluded that there is “no increased risk of cancer” for women who have these implants. However, it has found other risks, including possible “break” of the implants and the “irritation” which can cause the gel, which could cause “inflammatory reactions” and thus hinder the removal of the prosthesis.

For these reasons, the health minister, Xavier Bertrand, advises “a precautionary measure and not urgent” women who have PIP implants to undergo an operation to remove them. In France there are 30,000 women who wear and it is estimated that around the world are between 300,000 and 400,000.

Founded in 1991, the company Poly Implant Prothèse, which no longer exists, was located in the south of France and for a time was considered the third largest implant manufacturer in the world with a production of about 100,000 a year. Of these, 80% were exported abroad.

Apparently, PIP used a silicone for industrial use that is used in all types of devices, from computers to kitchen items, and that is ten times cheaper than that intended for medical purposes. In early 2010, the product was recalled
We never use these implants, precisely because of its known low quality among professionals.

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