Prominent experts state that silicone breast implants leak
perilous platinum. Many women contend because of this with health problems.
The dutch topicality-programme 'Knevel on Zaterdag', is dedicated this whole
week to the possible health risks of silicone implants. Moreover it is shown
in the programme, among other things with hidden camera's, that - with exceptions-
many private clinics give misleading information concerning the risks of
these implants. The Dutch association of plastic surgeons shows himself
shocked and will intervene.
Prof. Dr. Ernest Lykissa, toxicologist from Houston has determined
- in association with the university of Washington - in new research that
from silicone implants the substance 'loaded platinum' leaks: "We have
found it in the liver, ovaries, nerves, leg marrow and the lungs and also
in the brains". The toxicologist states that platinum that is processed
in the implants "one of the most danegrous substances is, that mankind
has ever made...It destroys the nerves-system". Lykissa is convinced
that women become sick due to the implants: "and what is making them
sick is the platinum tha comes in their body. I do not say that all women
with silicone implants become sick, but if you leave those things in more
than ten years I ensure you that you have a very large chance of becoming
sick" thus professor Lykissa.
The chance on this danger is endorsed by plastic surgeon Rita
Kappel of the dutch University Medical centre St. Radboud in Nijmegen. Thousands
of Dutch women with silicone implants have considerable health problems.
Kappel treats much of these women. She says: Silicone breasts are for some
women unsafe, very unsafe. If I remove the implants frequently all complaints
'Knevel op Zaterdag' spoke in Washington with the american
epidemiologe Diana Zuckerman. She stood in 1992, on the basis of the prohibition
on the cosmetic use of silicone implants in the United States. Then was
also in the Netherlands already discussion concerning risks of it. Zuckerman
is considered worldwide as thé expert in the field of silicone implants.
She does not understand that these in the Netherlands can still be used:
"What are you doing ? I know all studies and they give reason to large
worries. There is absolutely no scientific proof that silicone implants
are safe zijn." Zuckerman presents also very recent research of the
American cancer institute. That indicates on an increased risk of all kinds
of forms of cancer at women with siliconenbreats.
Information in the Netherlands - In the Netherlands the Healthcouncil
('Gezondheisraad', http://www.gr.nl/ , email@example.com ) in 1999, put in a recommendation
that adequate information to potential weares of silicone implants is essential.
Then minister of Public Health Els Borst took over this recommendation and
obliged the implant-sector to comply. 'Knevel op Zaterdag' examined it is
obeyed by the clinics. This way a female editor visited a number of private
clinics which implant silicone breasts for a consult. She observed that
the informative-consult on many points was short. There was insufficiently
indicated on possible risks. Also on their Internet websites and in information
brochures the clinics proved regularly shortage. The President of plastic
surgeons association, dr. Hage reacted disappointed to the facts: "It
grieves me very and I will return as a President with this information to
my members and once again emphasising that this obviously occurs and that
this should not occur". The ministry of Public Health did not want
to react in the broadcasting to the observed findings by 'Knevel op Zaterdag'.
Dutch Relief organisation for woman with Silicone Implants
'Steunpunt voor Vrouwen met Siliconen-implantaten' (SVS)
Epiloge by dr. Kappel after the broadcasting of 'Knevel op
"There were rather what responses a result of the interview.
From this interview has been omitted that it does not concern all patients.
There is no reason for panic. Me myself, I see average 1 á 2 patients
per month with the strange complaint pattern. I said that there was no reason
for panic, but for concern because some patients can get complaints. Also
has been omitted on the question for why silicone prosthesis are still used
my answer that it about a superior product that we need for reconstructions
and in those cases of underdeveloped breast udder gland. However, both the
patient and the doctor want a product on which they can rely on. Patients
who choose after information for silicone prosthesis, also get them from
me, but I do tell tem that it is wise to replace them after 10 years. In
nijmegen I work on the development of a test to determine in advance who
runs risks on health complaints. For that I have also been in contact with
research workers in Vienna and Munich. With such a test you therefore be
able to examine if you can expect problems with silicone implants or not.
I keep you informed !"
LINKS FROM THE PROGRAMME -
dr. Rita Kappel
Ik ben plastisch chirurg en werk in het Universitair Medisch
Centrum St. Radboud te Nijmegen en in de Kliniek SanaDerm te Hoorn. U treft
hier niet alleen informatie over de plastische chirurgie, maar ook over
aanverwante onderwerpen, omdat mijnsinziens een mens er niet alleen gezond
en goed uit moet zien, maar zich ook gezond en gelukkig moet voelen. Hoe
bereik je dat ? Is er één recept ? Wanneer het gaat om het
herstellen van functie en vorm, dan bedien ik mij van plastisch chirurgische
technieken. Daarbij heb ik uiteraard ook oog voor de mens achter de wens............
Dr. Lykissa and Platinum; Chemically Associated
By Ilena Rose - Ilena@san.rr.com
4 September 2004
Dr. Lykissa uses state of the art equipment called an ICP-MS
(which can detect platinum in parts per billion) and an Ion Chromatograph
(to determine ionization). It is recognized by the scientific community
that "platinum salts" (aka chloroplatinic acid) can cause systemic
disease in humans as a result of toxic and/or hypersensitivity reactions.
These toxic and hypersensitivity reactions can range from asthma, rhinorrhea,
tinnitus, conjunctivitis, urticaria, fatigue syndrome secondary to impaired
oxygen exchange, neurotoxicity, sicca syndrome, and macular rashes............
By Diedtra Henderson, AP / Globe Staff - firstname.lastname@example.org
26 august 2004
WASHINGTON - Researchers have found high concentrations of
platinum in women who got silicone breast implants and in the children they
bore and breast-fed afterward. The type of platinum found in the women's
blood and urine was different than the traces of regular platinum not uncommon
in people's bodies. It was a highly reactive platinum, used to help turn
silicon oil into the honey-like gel that lends a more natural feel to a
(CBS) The FDA is trying to decide whether to lift an 11-year
ban on silicone breast implants, reigniting a long-running debate on the
safety of the implants as they hear testimony from all sides. The Early
Show medical correspondent Emily Senay explains that on Wednesday, the FDA
advisory panel is expected to vote on whether to recommend that the decision
be reversed. ........
January 12, 2006
Further info forwarded by Frank Eeken <email@example.com>
United Silicone Survivors of the World
Offical Journal - International Circulationz
Letter from - Representative James A. Traficant, Jr. (OH)
Silicone Breast Implants: Get ALL The Facts
James A. Traficant, Jr. (OH)
2445 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
I would like to proved additional insight on information that
was recently circulated to Members regarding the Mayo Clinic Study and Harvard
Nurses' Study on silicone breast implants and immunological disorders. I
CAN ASSURE YOU: THE MAYO CLINIC STUDY AND THE HARVARD NURSES STUDY ARE SERIOUSLY
FLAWED. In a hearing before the House Subcommitte on Government Reform and
Oversight in August 1995, I testified on the following facts about the Harvard
Nurses Study #1:
(1) Its authors excluded all women who developed diseases
after May of 1990, thereby excluding many women who developed symptoms years
after receiving implants
(2) Women were included who had implants in place for as little
as one mouth. (Many other studies report that symptoms of autoimmune disease
do not manifest thenselves until 8 to 15 years after implantation)
(3) It did not look for the atypical diseases reported by
thousands of women across the country who have received breast implants.
(4) The study group was so small that it would not have found
an association between cigarette smoking and cancer.
(5) Three of the authors were either personally receiving
monies from breast implant manufacturers or had agreed to act as a paid
consultant for a breast implant manufacturer while they were conducting
the study - yet they failed to disclose this at the time.
(6) While Dow Corning had no direct involvement in the study,
Dow Corning contributed $7 million to Brigham & women's Hospital, the
institution conducting the study, while the study was in progress.
Out of respect for the thousands of women who have suffered
debilitating conditions from silicone poisoning and have repeatedly been
told it's "all in your head," I respectfully request that you
obtain all the facts on this issue. Should you have any questions or need
further information, please feel free to contact me or Kimberly Harris Bliton
of my staff at x 55261
Letter (2) from - Representative James A. Traficant, Jr. (OH)
Breast Implants: The Truth is Still Out There
June 11, 1996
Representative James A. Traficant, Jr. (OH)
2445 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
[ First paragraph is repeat of previous letter ]
Interestingly enough, unpublished preliminary findings from
a SECOND Harvard Nurses' Study found increased incidence of rheumatoid arthritus
in silicone breast implant recipients. Furthermore, the SECOND study was
conducted using acceptable scientific methodology. The following is a side-by-side
Harvard Study #1 => [ see above (1) - (4) ]
Harvard Study #2 =>
(1) - Women surveyed were contacted recent as 1994
(2) - The majority of women were implanted during or prior
to the 1980's
(3) - Specifically surveys for connective tissue and immunological
disorders, as well as many other health disorders.
(4) Study group of 400.000 women, the biggest study group
The preliminary interim data of the SECOND study concludes
that silicone breast implants are "associated with increased risk of
rheumatoid arthritis" and that the data collected at the time the preliminary
report was written were "too sparse to evaluate whether breast implants
are associated with risk of specific immunological diseases. The strength
of this analysis lies in its very large sample size".
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