PIP implants contain D4 octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane - this is the label for D4 ... this is what the pictogram means according to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
PIP Implants - Is it safe to get pregnant with PIP implants?
This surgery information video is all about PIPs and whether you can get pregnant if you have PIPs. Getting pregnant whilst having PIPs has no evidence against it saying it can harm your baby, but if you are aware you have PIPs, and are thinking about surgery to have them replaced then getting pregnant is not the best idea. Aurora has had patients who have had to wait until their baby has been born for a replacement of their implants as discussed within the video..
The PIP scandal: an analysis of the process of quality control that failed to safeguard women from the health risksThe PIP implants were found to contain a higher proportion of small-sized molecules D4, D5, D6 than the norm.8 D4 (octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane) was identified as an endocrine disrupting chemical (EDC) of ‘high concern’ in 2007 by a report commissioned by the European Commission entitled ‘Study on enhancing the Endocrine Disrupter priority list with a focus on low-production chemicals’.9 The effects of low doses of such chemicals, particularly on the developing fetus, have been well documented.10⇓⇓–13 While most regulatory levels of impurities in breast implants are considered acceptable in the range of a few parts per million, Le et al.14 showed that EDCs are capable of affecting developing neurons in vitro at concentrations of less than one part per trillion. Considering these known risks and the fact that most women receiving breast implants were of reproductive age, we would expect the MHRA and the Department of Health to fulfil its duty of care and thoroughly investigate these risks as well as provide full information to patients. Read more
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" The authorities need to look more closely at the Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals D4 in PIP implants. For Mothers affected by PIP Breast Implants join the other mums on PIPActionMums