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Cover of Information for Women About the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants

Information for Women About the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants

Editors: Martha Grigg, Stuart Bondurant, Virginia L Ernster, and Roger Herdman. .

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-10: 0-309-06593-3

Excerpt

The Institute of Medicine report Safety of Silicone Breast Implants evaluates the evidence for associations of these devices with human health conditions, provides a comprehensive list of references, and makes recommendations for further research.

This publication, which is derived exclusively from that report, is a step toward meeting one of its recommendations—that is, making the information contained in the original report available to women who have or who are considering breast implants. In this publication, the Institute seeks to provide a short, easily understood version of that information to women.

Support for the project was provided by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Task Order No. 36, Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139.

The project from which this publication was derived, Safety of Silicone Breast Implants, was carried out by a committee of the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright © 2000, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK44776PMID: 20669498DOI: 10.17226/9618

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