The PIP faulty breast implants that were fraudulently filled with industrial-grade silicone may have caused their recipients harm, claim environmental scientists via the Royal Society of Medicine. The experts are particularly concerned about a chemical in the silicone filling that has been identified as an endocrine-disruptor – a substance that could potentially have an effect on the development of a foetus in the womb.
Find out more:
- Experts dispute conclusion of PIP breast implant scandal investigation, The Royal Society of Medicine, RSM
- ANALYSE THIS! and PIP Implants: There Are Still Unanswered Questions, The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, BAAPS
- PIP breast implant campaigners question findings of independent report, The Guardian, by Sarah Boseley, 9 May 2013
- Chemical in faulty breast implants used by up to 47,000 women in UK ’causes damage to unborn babies’, The DailyMail