Doctors tell women that breast implants are safe, and in an effort to reinforce this position they often state that silicone is in many foods and medicines. The understood implication is that ‘therefore silicone is obviously safe’.
Silicon is in some foods, but silicon and silicone are two very different things. Silicon is naturally occurring / silicone is a synthetic substance.
The term ‘silicone’ has the connotation of being a single substance; however, it is a complex combination of ingredients which includes toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
WHY WOULD THEY PUT SILICONE IN FOODS AND MEDICINES? It surely isn’t to benefit consumers. It is purely profit over safety and lining pockets of BIG BUSINESS. Of course, profiting Big Business is the reason breast implants exist also.
In her book, ‘Breast Implants and the D.I.R.T. Committee’, author Gail Hamilton, includes an ingredient list (obtained through a court case of a woman who had become ill from her silicone implants) (pg 4-5):
IMPLANT RAW MATERIALS LIST:
ACETONE ACS REAGENT SOLVENT
ALUMINA, ACTIVATED FILLER
CAB-O-SIL S-170 SILICA-BAG FILLER
CHLORETHENE – DRUM SOLVENT
CHLOROPLATINIC ACID 0.4% PLATINUM
KIETHYLENE BLYCOL MBE ACETATE SOLVENT
MEDICAL ADHESIVE A.MISC. ADHESIVE
ETCH ETHYNYL CYCLOHEXANOL PROCESS AID
ZINC STEARATE SURFACTANT
That list surely doesn’t leave me feeling that I’d be ok eating it!
On page 47: “Internal company documents, however, later revealed that Dow Corning knew as early as the 1950s that the silicone used in breast implants was ‘bioreactive, immunogenic, toxic and inflammatory in the human body’.”
Here’s another manufacturer ingredient list contained in court documents and included in the book, ‘The Naked Truth About Breast Implants’, by Dr Susan Kolb (pg 83-84):
Methyl ethyl ketone (neurotoxin)
Polyvinyl chloride (neurotoxin/carcinogen)
Ethyl Acetate (neurotoxin)
Oakite (cleaning solvent)
Ethylene oxide (carcinogen)
Naptha (rubber solvent)
Epoxy hardener 10 and 11
Metal cleaning acid
Heavy metals, such as aluminum and platinum
OH, BLOODY YUMMY .. CAN’T WAIT TO EAT THAT!
Platinum salt, known as hexachloroplaninate:
In the book, ‘The Boobie Trap’ by Barbara Stanistreet, on page 184 she writes: “Dr Harbut had made plain to me that the occupational medicine literature is emphatic that no one should come into contact with platinum salts, that there is no safe limit for exposure to platinum salts, and that any amount of platinum salt exposure is too much.”
Again from the book, ‘Breast Implants and the D.I.R.T. Committee’, Gail Hamilton writes on page 13 regarding silicone having been explored for use as a pesticide:
“In an internal Dow Corning memo ’Dow Corning 360 Fluid’ is mentioned as the base ingredient used to make chemical gel implants. It was also tested as a pesticide and found to kill cockroaches. The memo said, “Cockroaches were attracted to the Petri dish with silicone fluid. After coming out of the fluid, they never got more than a few inches before dying.””
DOCTORS REALLY NEED TO THINK THE ‘SILICONE IS IN FOOD’ PARTY LINE THROUGH! AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY, BUT AN APPLE INFUSED WITH THE COCKTAIL OF CHEMICALS LISTED ABOVE, AND INGESTED, WILL LAND YOU IN THE ER, OR WORSE. ((Thinking caps ON please Docs!))
Qualifying comment: Obviously an apple can’t be compared to a breast implant! .. but, on the theme of silicone in foods. Hopefully silicone used in foods and medicines doesn’t contain the same chemicals that are used in making breast implants. We deserve to know the truth – ALL ingredients used in, and in the making of breast implants; and the same for silicone used in foods and medicines.
DOCTORS ALSO NEED TO TELL WOMEN UP FRONT THAT THEY MIGHT END UP WITH MIGRATED SILICONE IN THEIR LYMPH NODES, AS WELL AS OTHER NEAR AND DISTANT PLACES, AND IT WILL REMAIN EVEN AFTER THEIR BREAST IMPLANTS ARE REMOVED. Because never mind ingesting silicone – it might be mixing with blood, lymph, tissues and organs in an antagonistic, toxic lifelong ‘health altering’ relationship.
BREAST IMPLANTS DON’T SIT INERTLY IN THE BODY.
Silicone used in breast implants causes an acute inflammatory response that’s completely manmade and doesn’t exist anywhere outside of having breast implants. Also, silicone is an ‘adjuvant‘ which when used in medicines accelerates, enhances and prolongs the normal response of a drug or substance. For women who are sensitive to silicone that translates to an even more nightmarish experience with their implants.
And let’s not forget biofilms. There’s not just need to know what’s IN breast implants, we need to know what they can do once they’re placed within a human body. Biofilms lead to chronic inflammation, which leads to autoimmune illness and cancer.
The point of this blog post is to encourage critical thinking – for both patients and doctors. To challenge things presented as fact that are actually myth or misconstrued information. The picture we get when a doctor tells us breast implants are safe because ‘silicone is used in foods and medicines’ is one of ‘devices that are perfectly safe’ .. even safe to ingest (they’re NOT). However, if we’re informed about the chemicals in silicone used in breast implants we end up with a completely different picture – and we can challenge (and correct) such an erroneous statement. If a doctor tries the ‘silicone is safe because its in foods’ spiel on you, suggest you’d feel more convinced if they took a bite of a breast implant to prove it. See what he/she says.
NOTE: I highly recommend the books ‘Breast Implants and the D.I.R.T. Committee’ and ‘The Boobie Trap’.