PIP Implants Still Pose Threat for Women

PIP Implants Still Pose Threat for WomenAccording to recent reports, the number of cases registered for Australian women, who have been affected by the rupture of PIP breast implants have raised.

It has been unveiled that fresh cases of rupture of PIP breast implants have been recorded to be around 50 in March and the total being around 220. The statistics revealed that last month witnessed around 171 confirmed cases and 26 unconfirmed cases.

The reason disclosed behind the rupturing of the implants has been termed to be the quality of material used by the French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), which has been considered to be matching the standards of the industry but not medical standards.

Gel silicone gel used by the company has been unable to meet the standards set by the medical industry.

The worse aspect of this report is that around 300,000 and 400,000 women in 65 countries are believed to have PIP breast implants, with about 6000 of those in Australia.

However, Therapeutic Goods Administration said: “testing of the implants to date has not found any evidence of high risks in the implants. Moreover, the chemicals are found non-toxic”.

However, the Australian Government emphasized that in case where there are no signs of rupturing, there is no need to remove the implants.


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