Platinum Problems in Silicone Breast Implants

US reviewing study of silicone breast implants. ‘U.S. regulators are reviewing a small study that reported high levels of platinum in the hair, breast milk and other samples from women who had silicone gel-filled breast implants, officials said on Friday. The findings represent the latest concern to be raised about silicone breast implants, which were banned for most women in 1992 amid a controversy over their safety. Two makers are trying to return the implants to general use.’

Platinum in silicone implants becomes risk, study says. ‘Researchers have found a new reason for possible concern about the safety of silicone gel breast implants: high and potentially hazardous levels of the metal platinum in some women who had silicone implants in their bodies for many years.’

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