What Are the Symptoms of Silicone Toxemia?
- Asked by 1688anon in arnold missouri
- 3 years ago
Silicone toxemia sounds like something serious, but it is a made up term by attorneys during the original scar with silicone implants years ago. As you know there was no merit to their claims.
Symptoms of Silicone Toxemia are Machinations of Junk Science
Silicone Toxicity is not a true disease entitiy but one concieved by tort attorneys and backed by weak scientific data. For example, silicone antibodies are known to exist but they have not been linked to any disease causation.
"Silicone Toxemia" is a BOGUS Diagnosis
The Element Si, Silicon, is the eighth most common element in the universe by mass and the second most abundant element in the earth's crust (nearly 26%) after oxygen. Silicon is an essential element and plants and animals need tiny traces of it to survive. Because of its inertness and conductivity in high heat, Silicones are widely used as the principal component of most semiconductor devices, most importantly integrated circuits or microchips (IE Silicon Valley). various forms of it are also commonly used in glass, ceramics, concrete, caulking and synthetic plastic products. The VAST MAJORITY of medical implantable devices contain silicones, compounds containing silicon-oxygen and silicon-carbon bonds. They are widely used in heart valves, joints, artificial blood vessels, shunts, pacemakers, catheters and many other implants.
They lubricate all syringes allowing the piston to glide. As a result, diabetics and others who inject themselves daily have much larger intake of silicone than women with breast implants. So do people working near copying machines whose movement is made easier by silicone lubricants which do get into the air.
ALL breast implants (saline filled and silicone gel filled) have a silicone shell that hold the filler. These implants have been used for almost 50 years in tens of millions of women the world over. After the FDA / Public Citizen / Plaintiff Bar generated moratorium of November 1992, tens of large scientific studies were performed looking into the safety of Silicone gel breast implants.
NOT A SINGLE STUDY found SILICONE TOXEMIA / SILICONE DISEASE or any evidence the these breast implants either caused cancer or auto-immune diseases. Throughout, many Plastic surgeons, myself included, were allowed to use silicone breast implants in the most challenging cases. Had these implants been toxic, would the FDA have allowed it? In July 2005, the FDA canceled restrictions on the use of silicone gel implants to ALL women 21 years and older.
While lawyers made a fortune off these lawsuits, the true losers were the women who delayed mastectomies for cancer for fear of deformity and those who needlessly suffered anguish and fear of NON-existing silicone diseases.
If this does not convince you, maybe you should not have breast implants. Or for that matter ANY man made medical device.
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Silicone Toxemia NOT here
As stated by Dr. Pelletiere, there is really no such thing and it took us many years and lots of studies to show this. Silicone is an inert substance and present in many many things around us, i.e. the under arm spray or roll on you use.......
Web reference: http://www.feplasticsurgery.com/
NO Silicone Toxemia
As far as the medical community knows, not just in the US, but around the world, there is no such thing as silicone toxemia. Silica, the elemental particle in silicone, is the second most common mineral in your body, behind sodium. It is present in everything from foods to hairspray, etc. It is a completely inert material and should not lead to any sort of systemic toxic effects.
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