01 Jan '12, 1am

New UK data 'shows higher risk of breast implant ruptures'

New UK data 'shows higher risk of breast implant ruptures'

The British government launched an investigation on Saturday into whether potentially faulty breast implants fitted by a French company pose a risk to women. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON (AP) - The British government launched an investigation on Saturday into whether potentially faulty breast implants fitted by a French company pose a risk to women. Health Secretary Andrew Lansley ordered the urgent review of the safety of silicon implants made by the now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese after saying he had received new information about them. The implants were pulled off the market last year in countries around Europe and South America amid fears they could rupture and leak silicone into the body. France's health safety agency said the implants appear to be more rupture-prone than other types. French investigators also said PIP used industrial silicone instead of ...

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