Tag: Silicone

Malaysian startup introduces sustainable, modular silicone face masks

October 13, 2021

Disposable protective equipment – including face masks – while useful, is estimated to cause massive pollution to the environment. The trace chemicals contained is said to not only affect water and air quality and wildlife health but are also small enough to enter our lungs and bloodstream and cause long-term complications. To reduce the environmental […]

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US FDA: Silicone, saline breast implants linked to rare form of cancer

March 22, 2017

Both silicone and saline breast implants can cause a rare form of cancer, called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency is looking into 350 reports linking the disease to both types of implants. “All of the information to date suggests that women with breast implants […]

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