A client of mine had to have her silicone breast implants removed. She had them for 23 years with no problems, but then they started to leak. She knew that something was wrong when she began to feel pain in her chest and numbness and tingling down her arms. She got them out as quickly as possible (and did not replace them) but the doctor said it was a bad rupture. She had silicone in her lymph nodes and chest and he told her he could only clean up so much of it because it is like glue. The following are the other ingredients in the implants; heavy metals are used to make it into a gel. Over 300,000 women a year get these implants, but rarely are informed of the risks.
methyl ethyl ketone
metal cleaning acid
oakite (cleaning solvent)
naptha (rubber solvent)
heavy metals such as aluminum and platinum were also used as catalysts in turning the liquid silicone to gel.
also silica is used as a filler; it is deadly in the lungs.