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"At a time when big corporations drown out the voice of the everyday man and woman, Breast Implants and the D.I.R.T. Committee stands up and shouts on behalf of every woman who has suffered at the hands of the medical device industry that sells harmful products at the expense of woman's health and lives. In an Erin Brockovich sort of way, this book empowers all women and provides them with a voice.
Slick brochures filled with promises of safety, nods of assurance from surgeons, and their own strong desire for better self-esteem were often the last bits of affirmation that thousands of women relied on before making their final decision regarding breast augmentation. Many of them had done their research, and all of the information available to them indicated that the implants were harmless.
Most of the women were very sick before they found out what Dow Corning and now Poly Implant Prostheses (PIP), knew right from the beginning—the implants were not safe. All breast implants leak and leach through the envelope. Dangerous chemicals are added to the silicone to keep them in a honey like consistency. A ruptured implant is merely a faster introduction of the chemicals to your bio system."