National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Nomination Summary for Chemical components of silicone breast implants (N20332)

Chemical components of silicone breast implants

Specific Substances: No Specific Substances or Agents are Selected for this Nomination

Nomination Date: 04/03/2003

Nominator: Private Individual

Rationale: It is thought that silicone breast implants are adversely affecting the health of women and their children. Toxicity studies related to the long-term exposure to the chemical mixture found in the silicone breast implants are needed.

NTP Principles: not specified

Status: Received

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