Categories: Health, Policy
|Topic:||Safety of Silicone Breast Implants|
INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Committee on the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants
Friday, June 18, 1999 -- 1:30 p.m.
2358 Rayburn House Office Building
Safety of Silicone Breast Implants
A new Institute of Medicine report, Safety of Silicone Breast Implants, reviews the evidence for associations of human health conditions with silicone breast implants. Requested by the House Appropriations Committee and the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (among other DHHS agencies), the report has chapters on silicone chemistry, types of implants, toxicology, local complications, immunology, antinuclear antibodies, connective tissue disease, cancer, neurology, breast feeding and children's effects, and mammography.
This was the first in a series of briefings that was held for Members of Congress and congressional staff. The report was publicly released on June 21, 1999.