RIVM start investigations into complaints breast implants

RIVM start investigations into complaints breast implants

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Women who have complaints about their silicone breast implants are called upon to participate in a research of the national Institute for public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

The purpose of this is to get a better understanding of the different types of symptoms that women experience. The research carried out on behalf of the Inspectorate for Health care (health care inspectorate).

Both women who, for cosmetic reason breast implants have places like women that showed that because of a breast reconstruction can take part in. They will have until march 21, the time to the onlinevragenlijst to fill in. The results are expected to be in autumn published.


In recent years there has been a lot of fuss has been about women’s health problems by faulty implants. Thus, implants from the Brazilian manufacturer Silimed year and a half ago prohibited because during an audit they found that glass fiber lint were not at home to hear.

Earlier hit a French manufacturer of breast prostheses, the brand PIP, in excitement. These implants have an increased chance of cracks and leaks. Hundreds of Dutch women joined at the time in lawsuits against the manufacturer and the body that the implants had been approved.

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