Defunct French company PIP has sold leaky, industry grade silicon implants now being recalled. image via Globalpost
Thousands of faulty breast implants have been recalled by the French government for fears of leaks that could lead to cancer. A call to women has been issued in the Middle East to women from Israel all the way to Abu Dhabi. The defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) has had its implant linked to cancer and other ill health effects. Some 30,000 women in France have been told to remove the implants.
In Israel for instance, some 850 women are estimated to have the implant, and the country has opened a hotline for women suspected of having the faulty implant call in. In France, the government is paying for the removal of PIPs, and will pay for new implants if the PIP implant was implanted for medical reasons.
While I never considered implants myself, I always considered them one of the grossest things a woman could do to her body.
Ironically the implant that makes her more “woman” robs her of the very reason why breasts exist: to breast feed her young. In a hyper-sexualized world where women pay thousands of dollars to look like a Baywatch bimbo it will just be a matter of time when bigger immune system effects from implants will be nailed down by science.
Even less intrusive add-ons to our bodies, such as wearing contact lenses, can have harmful effects on the immune system, especially in women, putting us at risk for immune system diseases. Have you ever worn contact lenses and felt your body was rejecting them? Imagine that feeling locked inside your breasts, as silicon droplets leak into your body.