Contents of Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone is the main ingredient used in all types of implants including breast implants, buttock implants cheek and chin implants as well. Silicone is a man made substance which is made using silica and many other chemicals and compounds. Many of these chemicals are carcinogens (i.e. causing cancer) and most are neuro toxins. Information on this page lists the chemicals contained in silicone  and defines the properties and exposure information of each. Some of the chemicals are listed vaguely in the court records where they were obtained and an accurate description is not possible.These are indicated by an asterisk.

Chemicals found in any silicone implant device this includes cheek, breast, (both saline and silicone, saline implants have silicone shells!) buttock, pectoral and chin.

*1/ Methyl Ethanyl Ketone - neuro toxin
*2/ Cyclohexanone - neuro toxin
*3/ Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol)
*4/ Denatured Alcohol (Ethanol)
*5/ Acetone - neuro toxin
*6/ Urethane (Ethyl Carbamate)
*7/  Polyvinyl Chloride (liquid Vinyl) - neuro toxin
*8/ Ethyl Acetate - neuro toxin
*9/ Amine
10/ Touluene - carcinogen/neuro toxin
11/  Dichloromethan (Methylene Chloride)-carcinogen at any exposure level
12/ Freon (Chloromethane)
13/ Silicone
14/ Flux (Sodium Flouride)
15/ Solder (lead based solder)
16/ Lofol (Formaldehyde - used to preserve dead bodies!!) 
17/  Talcum powder
18/ Oakite (Trisodium Phosphate)
19/ Eastman 910 glue (Methyl 2-cyanoacylates)
20/ Ethylene Oxide (ETO) carcinogen 
21/  Carbob black - Carcinogen at any exposure level
22/  Xylene - neuro toxin
23/  Hexone
24/  2-Hexanone
25/ Thixon-OSN-2
26/Antioxidant (Rubber)
27/ Stearic Acid
28/ Zinc Oxide 
29/Naptha (rubber solvent)
30/Phenol neurotoxin
31/Benzene carcinogen/neurotoxin
32/Lacquer thinner
33/Epoxy Resin
34/Epoxy Hardener 10 & 11
35/Printing Ink
36/Metal Cleaning Acid
37/Colour Pigments as Release Agents

Share by: