Health and Environmental Illness

Resources about environmental illness and non-drug treatments

Silicone Implant Associated Syndrome

The study of Silicone Implant Associated Syndrome (SIAS), the body's reaction to silicone breast implants, should illuminate mechanisms of environmental illness and autoimmunity. Unfortunately, corporate interests have prevented this.

Memoir of a Junk Scientist
by Dr. Bernard Patten, MD
Dr. Bernard Patten's article is devastating. An accomplished neurologist, he personally knew the inventors of silicone breast implants at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Patten treated over 2000 women with implants who had subsequent neurological and immune problems. His research, which correlated the degree of autoimmune illness with implant rupture, was ruthlessly suppressed. At the end of his article, Dr. Patten suggests a program for research and treatment.

Human adjuvant disease: presentation as a multiple sclerosis-like syndrome
by B.O. Shoaib and B.M. Patten, Southern Medical Journal, February 1996 (abstract)

Adjuvant breast disease: an evaluation of 100 symptomatic women with breast implants or silicone fluid injections
by B.O. Shoaib, B.M. Patten, and D.S. Calkins, The Keio Journal of Medicine, June 1994

Silicone-reactive disorder: a new autoimmune disease caused by immunostimulation and superantigens
by M.A. Lappe, Medical Hypotheses, October 1993 (abstract)

Healing Breast Implant Illness

Silicone Breast Implants and Injections
by Dr. Sarah Myhill, MD

Silicone Implant Articles

Breast Implants and Disease
by David S. Egilman, M.D.

The Humantics Foundation

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma

A Shocking Diagnosis: Breast Implants ‘Gave Me Cancer’
The New York Times, May 14, 2017

What You Need to Know if You Have Breast Implants
The New York Times, May 14, 2017

Updated 5/15/2017