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French breast implant concern – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on December 23rd, 2011.

International concern is growing over the high rupture rate of a particular brand of silicone breast implant, compounded by fears that implant may also increase cancer risk. The French company implant Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) was shut down in 2010 after authorities recalled its implants when surgeons reported abnormally high rupture rates. It was later […]

Explosion at French nuclear reactor – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on September 13th, 2011.

An explosion at a French nuclear reactor has killed one person and injured others, but experts say there is no need for concern regarding radiation leakage. The explosion occurred at the Marcoule nuclear site, in a part of the facility used to melt down metals. No increases in radiation levels have been detected. More information can […]

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