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No evidence to remove implants

4th January 2012

Health secretary Andrew Lansley has said that a government review into the rupture rate of banned PIP breast implants – due to be published later this week - has so far found no evidence for removing them.

The implants caused a health scare after French authorities found a rupture rate of 5% and recommended implants were removed, though figures for the UK have suggested a much lower rate. The implants by the French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) contain industrial grade silicone gel, rather than medical grade.


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Article Information

Title: No evidence to remove implants
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 20693
Date Added: 4th Jan 2012


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