When science fails

We found over 7000 hits on breast implants at Pubmed, you would probably think, they are well investigated, they are safe........
Diving deeper in these studies we learned that a lot of the studies were about dealing with capsular contracture. We expected to find answers to questions like:
  • Why do women get capsular contracture and others don't?
  • Why can it occur, even after years?
  • Even though many years on the market, still these are unanswered questions.


    What shocked us most where studies on platinum. We aren't talking about the kind of platinum like in jewelry but platinic acid, which is toxic (chemotherapy), Although very controversial, from 7000 hits just 18 about platinum and breast implants in Pubmed. Worldwide there was a lot of attention in the media and the FDA did research and wrote they continue to review and analyze the literature on the issue of platinum in breast implants, as part of its ongoing assessment of the safety of these devices.
    So we expected a lot of studies...........
    You could think;when it's safe, there is no need for further studies,but the opposite appears from these studies.
    Most of the researchers believe it's the toxic form of platinum.
    OK, we aren't scientists, but everyone can read, of these 18 studies, there remain only 2 studies which claim that it is safe.
    We keep asking ourselfs: Are the designated authorities worldwide, really keeping an eye on science?
    The last publication was in 2014 by Schierl et al,titled Silicone implants--a possible confounder for urinary platinum background concentrations?
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