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Brazil to ban sales of French-made breast implants

Brazil to ban sales of French-made breast implants

Brazilian health officials say they are permanently banning the sale of faulty French-made PIP breast implants.
The Health Ministry's National Agency for Sanitary Vigilance says that its decision is based on tests conducted in France showing that women who got the implants could experience harmful leaks of cheap, industrial-grade silicone, not the medical-grade gel that higher-quality implants use.
An agency statement says that sales of implants made by the now-defunct company Poly Implant Prothese have been banned in Brazil since April 2010. The latest decision makes that ban permanent.
The statement says that Brazil imported 34,631 of the implants and 24,534 were sold. The remaining implants will be destroyed.


Updated : 2021-04-17 10:04 GMT+08:00