Silicone Breast Implants are made with Heavy Metals

Silicone Breast Implants
are made with Heavy Metals

There are heavy metals in breast implants. Heavy metals can cause fatigue, damage the brain, lungs, kidney, liver, blood composition and most organs. Longterm exposures to metals can cause progression to diseases such as MS, Parkinsons, Alzheimers and muscular dystrophy. Repeated and longterm exposures to some metals can even cause cancer. The toxicity levels of many heavy metals is just slightly above levels naturally found in our environments.  

Unknown to most users of saline and silicone breast implants, silicones used to make breast implants contain an array of toxic chemicals and many heavy metals.  It is heavy metals that give silicone it’s various consistencies in order to manufacture the different components of a breast implant such as the shell, patch to seal the shell and silicone gel filling.  The latest generation of silicone breast implants known as ‘cohesive gel silicone implants’ contain more heavy metals than the previous non-cohesive silicones used in earlier versions of breast implants.    

In the history of breast implants and documented by the FDA in their various Pre Market Assessments, it is well known that heavy metals of silicone such as platinum and others are not stable in the either the shell or the gel filling of breast implants and these shell defects and gel filling defects have never been solved.  Both breast implant shells and the gel filling regularly fail and the chemicals and heavy metals of silicone bleed, leak and rupture contaminating users of breast implants much earlier than they anticipate and including cohesive gel silicones.   We have many documented photos of cohesive gel implants that became puddles of silicone in women’s chests.  

All chemicals and metals used in breast implants should be listed in the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSEDs) documents for each implant type approved to be on the market; however, this is not the case. The various toxic chemicals of silicone are hidden behind the general words used for silicones, such as “siloxanes” or “dimethylsiloxanes” in these documents. The SSEDs do list some heavy metals used. Here are some of the SSEDs from the FDA’s website for breast implants on the market, which may be applicable to your breast implants:

Allergan Natrelle Silicone (pg. 6)

Allergan Natrelle 410 Anatomical (pg. 9-10)

Mentor MemoryGel Silicone (pg. 8)

Mentor MemoryShape Silicone (pg. 12-13)

Sientra Silicone (pg. 6-7)

Allergan Natrelle Saline (pg. 6)

Mentor Saline (pg. 6-7) 

Ideal Saline (pg. 8)

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  1. Marlene Keeling

    I have been recently diagnosed with Aphasia which is a form of dementia. I believe it was caused by the oxidation platinum from my ruptured silicone breast implants. My explants were included in research published in 2006 “Platinum Concentration and Platinum Oxidation States in Body Fluids, Tissue, and Explants from Women Exposed to Silicone and Saline Breast Implants” which was ignored by the FDA. However, the two researchers of the 2006 published study now both agree that the platinum oxidation may have caused my dementia. Because Breast Implant Illness includes memory issues which is often gotten better when the explants are removed, I suggest that anyone who is currently being explanted have heavy metals tested before they are explanted and 6 months or one year after they are explanted. About two year’s ago I sent a citizen petition to the FDA asking them to have the manufactures or plastic surgeons to test for heavy metals when breast implanted women have breast implant illness. Unfortunately the FDA did not approve my citizen petition request or two other previous citizen petitions.

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