Health risks posed by silicone implants in general, with special attention to breast implants. IPE-00/23 (Public report)

Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias
Record ID 32001000065
Authors' objectives:

The main objective of this project is to present well-informed, relevant, and realistic alternative policy options to the European Parliament on silicone (breast) implants.

Authors' recommendations: In summary, the option consisting of no complete ban, but the adoption and implementation of critical specific measures to increase and improve information for patients, tracking and surveillance, clinical guidelines, quality control and assurance and key research could be reasonably consistent with the philosophy underlying the criteria of the European precautionary principles and perhaps is the most balanced alternative after weighing the existing evidence.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project:
Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Breast Implantation
  • Breast Implants
  • Silicone Gels
Organisation Name: Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias
Contact Address: Instituto de Salud "Carlos III", Calle Sinesio Delgado 6, Pabellon 4, 28029 Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 9 1 822 2005; Fax: +34 9 1 387 7841;
Contact Name: Luis M. Sánchez Gómez
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