Perhaps it may be a little unusual for an internet marketing blog, but today I am going to talk about breast implants.
Here in Europe there is something of a health scare at the moment over the safety of one type of implant which is said to have used sub-standard silicone.
Amazingly it is claimed that the PIP implants at the center of the scare not only dispensed with a protective shell which would help prevent leakages but also used an untested gel which, it is said, was actually intended for use in mattresses.
When I heard this news it was one of the few times in life that I thought I must have misheard the report.
Surely no manufacturer of any medical product which would be placed inside a human body would use materials designed to be filling material for mattresses?
This just beggars belief.
In France, women who have had undergone cosmetic surgery and had the PIP implants fitted are being advised to have them removed. Hundreds of thousands of women could be affected worldwide.
It is unclear just how dangerous these implants are or even whether there is any real risk to health at all.
One of the problems is that because the gel was not designed for human implant use, it did not undergo the stringent clinical tests required to ensure its safety.
Imagine for a moment that you were not in business online and were involved in the manufacture of cosmetic breast implants.
Would you use cheaper materials designed for use in household furniture if it meant cutting manufacturing costs or increasing profit margins?
Personally I can’t imagine how anyone could even contemplate such a thing. Can you?
Stories like this are truly frightening.