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Is silicone safe?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Silicone is a safe material that is virtually everywhere in our modern society. It is used to coat needles to decrease the pain of injections. It is a part of hundreds of medical devices, from pacemakers to artificial joints, to the Norplant device and, of course, breast implants. The material in breast implants is also used to make silicone nipples for bottle-feeding. Silicone is part of Simethicone, used to treat upset stomachs, and is a part of many other medications. It is allowed as a food additive, to prevent excessive foaming of liquids like soft drinks. Silicones are part of lipstick, hair spray, and cosmetics. If these compounds caused disease, hospitals would be filled with silicone-diseased patients; few living humans do not have some silicone in their bodies.
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