If true, the additives are likely on important with respect to rupturing, not breast cancer.
Agence France Presse reports,
French breast implant manufacturer PIP used an untested fuel additive in its now-banned implants that have triggered a worldwide scare, French radio station RTL reported Monday.
RTL said it obtained an exact breakdown of the materials used in the faulty implants, including Baysilone, Silopren and Rhodorsil, all of which are industrial products never tested or approved for clinical use.
The products, used in the oil or rubber industries, allegedly caused the silicone gel implants to have a high rupture rate…
Rhodorsil contains quartz, which is a human carcinogen according to IARC. But the exposure rout is inhalation and the type of cancer is lung cancer — so even if you could inhale a breast implant, that would still not explain the alleged link between the implants and breast cancer.
Baysilone, Siloprenand their components are not listed by IARC as carcinogens.