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Public Health (29-10-2013)

Public consultation on the Preliminary Opinion on The safety of Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) Silicone Breast Implants (2013 update)

Today, the European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks, SCENIHR, launch a consultation on the preliminary Opinion on the safety of Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) Silicone Breast Implants (2013 update). The consultation will run until 13 December 2013. Interested parties are invited to provide comments on the scientific evidence online.

The aim of this opinion is to update the 2012 SCENIHR Opinion on the same subject, in light of the new evidence that has become available since then.

For more information on the work of the Commission's independent scientific committees: http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/policy/index_en.htm