Sunday, May 25, 2008
There are changes to be made - some within the next few days and others within the weeks and months ahead.
We are pleased that it did get up prior to the May 27th Appeal of a Class Action for Attis vs. HMQ.
This site will offer many Canadian women the opportunity to gain information to make healthy decisions.
My deepest to Laura, Dana, and Lorna. I greatly appreciate your contributing your skills, experience, time, and understanding to this project. I am in awe of your talents.
S. Joyce Attis
Breast Implant Line of Canada
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Canadian Government Declares Silicones (Etc.)Toxic to Environment ... but not to Human Beings ? ? ? ?
From Health Lover, Ilena Rosenthal
WoW. While I am thrilled to see that the Canadian Government is taking seriously the many concerns regarding various synthetic chemicals ... silicones included.
This statement, however, sounds like it comes straight from the doublespeak of George Orwell's "Ministry of Truth" in 1984.
EXCERPT: "The government concludes these synthetic chemicals do not pose a risk to human health, but rather should be declared toxic to the environment."
What ? ? ?
Dr. Zuckerman's words are true and clear:
EXCERPT: "A more accurate assessment would have been to say that the health hazards are unknown for individual use of products with D4, because they have not been adequately studied. I would think that women of childbearing age would be especially concerned about having breast implants because of possible infertility problems that could
result from D4."
I'm still astounded the Canadian Government can claim no possible risk to human life, when this science mentioned below is unfolding:
EXCERPT: "The government's newly released risk assessment of D4, found in silicone breast implants, states the synthetic chemical impairs fertility. It also flags a finding of the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, identifying the liver as a "target organ for D4 exposures."
Please help us keep the pressure on Health Canada ... it's time for
them ... and the FDA ... to stop caving into the demands of the
medical device makers. Click here for article:
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Health Canada may have to reverse its controversial 2006 decision to allow women to get silicone gel-filled breast implants if it proceeds with a plan to declare key chemicals found in them to be toxic, experts say.
Health Canada is expected to announce Friday its plans for synthetic chemicals found in silicone fluids as part of a risk assessment of 200 chemical substances, identified as top priorities for action because they are potentially harmful to human health or the environment.
It has already written to industry, explaining that "in the absence of additional relevant information," the government is "predisposed to conclude, based on a screening assessment, that this substance
satisfies the definition of toxic (under the) Canadian Environmental Protection Act."
A toxic declaration about the Cyclohexasiloxane family, also known as D4, D5, D6, would start a process that could lead to a ban in certain products, as with bisphenol A in baby bottles.
"The different departments at Health Canada have been a bit of a dysfunctional family that don't listen to one another. If the environmental assessment decides this should be toxic, there should be a duty of the medical devices branches to study whether it should be taken off the market," said Dr. Kapil Khatter, scientific adviser for Environmental Defence.
Silicone implants were pulled from the market in 1992 amid concerns they were unsafe for women. Fourteen years later, Health Canada changed course and made them freely available to women with the caveat that "no medical device is 100 per cent safe."
Health Canada said it reviewed more than 65,000 pages of evidence submitted by manufacturers and more than 2,500 scientific articles in reaching its decision to grant licences to two companies to market silicone implants. Full story from Ottawa Citizen: