Helping you make better health choices

What Doctors Don't Tell You

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!
February 2016 (Vol. 26 Issue 11)

News1998JuneSilicone breast implants face ban across europe

Silicone breast implants face ban across europe

Silicone breast implants may be banned in Europe if a European Union initiative is successful

Silicone breast implants may be banned in Europe if a European Union initiative is successful. The implants have been banned in the US since 1992 after 72 per cent of them ruptured and 10 per cent needed replacing within the first year.

The implants may be added to EU legislation, which bans medical devices that include outlawed subtances and other items.

Leading the initiative is Labour MEP Bill Miller, who points out that the use of silicone in other procedures, such as silicone injections, has already been banned.

His campaign started when he presented a petition signed by 2,200 British women to the European parliament last March. Similar petitions were also handed in by representatives from Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.

According to critics of the implants, silicone poisoning can cause a range of symptoms including fatigue, cognitive function problems, loss of balance, severe allergies and paralysis, although none of these has been confirmed in studies.


You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, cancer, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Facebook Twitter Youtube

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2016 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved