The silicone controversy: towards a resolution

Noel R. Rose, Michael Potter

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Silicones have achieved widespread use, particularly in breast implants. Once considered inert, certain silicon products can induce chronic inflammation and enhance immune responses to foreign antigens in experimental animals. A recent workshop1 1 The Workshop 'Immunology of Silicones' was held at Bethesda, MD, USA, on 13-14 March 1995. discussed the immunological effects of silicones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-460
Number of pages2
JournalImmunology Today
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology


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