02 Jan '12, 12pm

Fuel additive used in French breast implants

Fuel additive used in French breast implants

A picture taken on Jan 1, 2012 in Saint Raphael, south-eastern France, shows breast implants produced by the implant manufacturer Poly Implant Prothese company (PIP) with a PIP identity card. PIP used an untested fuel additive in its now-banned implants that have triggered a worldwide scare, French radio station RTL reported on Monday. -- PHOTO: AFP MARSEILLE, France (AFP) - French breast implant manufacturer PIP used an untested fuel additive in its now-banned implants that have triggered a worldwide scare, French radio station RTL reported on Monday. RTL said it obtained an exact breakdown of the materials used in the faulty implants, including Baysilone, Silopren and Rhodorsil, all of which are industrial products never tested or approved for clinical use. The products, used in the oil or rubber industries, allegedly caused the silicone gel implants to have a high ruptu...

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