Breast Implants: The Smoking Gun

To listen to Fintan Dunne interview Kim Gandy, President of NOW; Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Scot Glasberg; & Ilena Rosenthal, Director, Humantics Foundation, please click here.


To hear Ilena interviewed on Break For News by Fintan Dunne on her victory over the Quackbusters on the Freedom of Speech Issue

 

   
Ilena Rosenthal was recently cyber-interviewed by WIRED Senior Editor

Kristen Philipkoski 

full article here

Ilena Rose, who runs the Humantics Foundation, said she believes surgeons who deny that silicone breast implants cause health problems are simply motivated by money.

"If a plastic surgeon inserts just two pairs of implants a week ...
that's over a half a million dollars annually coming in to their coffers in implant revenue alone," Rose said on a web page she created
to respond to questions from Wired News.

 

February 13, 2006: 

MyDNA:  Implants: Safe?

We need your help!

Thank you for any tax deductible donation that will help The Humantics Foundation keep the message of the dangers of breast implants before the public.

We have spent 12 years on this Mission ... providing free information on this highly charged, controversial topic.

Today more than ever ... the breast implant industry and their very connected public relations teams have a lot of power to keep their corporate backed message before the public.

Please click paypal below ... credit cards are now accepted.

Thank you very much.

 

 

 

Please view excellent video by implant survivors:

On YouTube

On GoogleVideo

On Yahoo Video

Another Video

My Breast Implants Come Out

(please let us know if any links go down)

Listen to Dr. Sherrill Sellman, author of Hormone Heresy interview Ilena Rosenthal by clicking Progressive Radio Network logo and going to August 28, 2006.

What Women Must Know

 

Monday, August 21, 2006, Ilena once again joined Academy Award Nominated Actress, breast implant survivor, and Woman's Health Advocate, Sally Kirkland on her weekly Radio Show on Healthylife.net. Click logo below to hear program live from 10-11AM Monday the 21st.

Click here to hear our two archived programs.

 

2/4/2003 Happy Birthday, Rosa Parks! by Ilena on Womensenews.com

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2002

Ilena with Michael Baisden, Host of

Talk or Walk on the WB

Interestingly enough, a repeat of this show was the last ever for Talk or Walk.

Topic:

Vanity Insanity: Women who want extreme breast enlargements discuss the options.

Books

Breast Implants: The Myths, The Facts, The Women by Ilena Rosenthal (offered free with donation in any amount to Humantics Foundation).

Living Perfect Love, Self Empowerment Rituals for Women by Dr. Angelo Zaffuto, Foreward by Louise Hay, edited by Ilena Rosenthal (offered free with donation in any amount to Humantics Foundation).

 

Miscelleanous Videos, Etc.

(offered free with donations of $25 or more to Humantics Foundation)

 

Series Title: WOMAN


TITLE ONE:

Breast Implants: Recovery & Discovery, interview with Tulane Medical School Immunologist, Dr. Robert F. Garry, and Leah Christie, silicone survivor.

TITLE TWO:

The Saline Solution?

Ilena Rosenthal interviews Saline Survivor,
Ladean Elliott about her 6 years of saline implantation.

 

Original Published Articles


Vision Magazine, June, 2002

Living Large with Macrobiotics

NEW! December, 2001 Cuts Unkind: Unessential Mastectomies ~ Vision Magazine


Total Health Magazine, Jan-Feb, 2001
Breast Implants: America's Silent Epidemic

San Diego Business Journal, August 18, 1998
"The Silicone Smokescreen"

Letter to Judge Pointer ~ "Birmingham, the world is watching."

Essentially You Magazine, April, 1997
Junque

Essentially You Magazine, March 1997
Medicine, Inc.

Essentially You Magazine, December, 1996
The Silicone Cover-Up and Political Manipulations

 

 

Published Letters to the Editor

AM Costa Rica May, 15, 2003
Applauds article of woman’s plight

Click here to see letter in newspaper in context with other comments.

Click here for complete letter with links.


Natural Health Magazine, October/November 2001, page 10
Update on Breast Implants

The Scientist 13[15]:18, Jul. 19, 1999
Letter: Corporate Collaborations

San Diego Union Tribune, Sunday, November 14, 1999
"What the jury didn't know in breast implant case"

The Washington Times, August 17, 1999 Editorials; Letters, Pg. A14
Column on breast implants plays the "junk science card"

The Washington Times, February 25, 1999 A-18
Women With Implants are not Faking Symptoms for Cash

Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine; Abingdon; Dec 1998
Silicone Gel Breast Implants: The UK IRG Report

Applauds article of woman’s plight
Dear A.M. Costa Rica:

Thank you so much for exposing a too often occurrence — serious and sometimes deadly infections with breast implants. Infections are but one of many complications that frequently occur.

I head an international support group for women harmed by breast implants.

I have watched in horror as the public relations machines of the silicone manufacturers have exported not only these dangerous products to Costa Rica, but also their misinformation. Last summer, La Nación printed an article falsely claiming that "silicone is inert" and underplaying the very real risks with breast implants of all kinds.

The photos [elsewhere] showing the implants being "sterilized" was especially disconcerting. The high heat can weaken the silicone shells and is not recommended by the manufacturers.

In my 8 years of working with thousands of women harmed by breast implants, this woman's experience of a serious and life threatening infection is duplicated worldwide, even by "board certified plastic surgeons" in the United States.

For more information, please visit our Web site:

http://www.BreastImplantAwareness.org

Ilena Rosenthal
San Diego, Calif.
5/15/03

Quotes in Miscellaneous Articles

Implants: Safe?

WEBMD: FDA Reviews Ban on Silicone Breast Implants

Excerpt:

Ilena Rosenthal, director of the Humantics Foundation, a group opposed to breast implants, says that "thousands" of women in her organization have serious health problems that they attribute to their breast implants and to silicone. The group is urging the FDA to keep silicone implants off the market for most women.

"These are not recallable items, at least without more surgery to get them out. It's not like taking Vioxx or Bextra off the shelves," Rosenthal says in an interview, referring to the two painkillers recently pulled from the market due to an elevated risk of heart attacks and strokes.

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Humantics Foundation quoted in L.A. Times regarding Military and free Plastic Surgery articles.
You may have to register for site (or write me here and I'll send you the article).

We applaud your efforts," wrote the director of the
Humantics Foundation, saying she has spent nine years warning women
about the dangers of implants.

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Silicone Cover Up and Political Manipulations by Ilena in 1996

Breast Implant Horror Story, The Shocking Health Claims of Saline Implants
November/December 2000 Glamour Magazine (see "Here, two experts duke it out over saline implant safety" at bottom of article)

Us Magazine, October, 2000, pages 41-42
The Hollywood backlash against breast implants
Star Implants are Out
by Elizabeth Snead

Interview with Sally Kirkland in Soap Digest, 6/22/1999
Sally Kirkland in progress


Chemical and Engineering News, 6 Dec 99

EXCERPT
"But according to Ilena Rosenthal, director of the Humantics Foundation, a
women's Internet support group based in San Diego, Calif., many of the
women plaintiffs think the settlement lets Dow Corning off too easily and
contains too little money. They also believe that settlement provisions
that release Dow Chemical from legal and financial responsibility are
wrong. Dow Chemical conducted industrial toxicity tests on certain
silicone fluids on behalf of Dow Corning."

SOBB Rally
April 21,1999
Birmingham Alabama

MSNBC, April 21, 1999
Women protest implant ruling

Birmingham Post-Herald ,April 21, 1999
Women protest lawsuit as implant panel tapes testimony
By Erin Shaw

Friday, March 27, 1998
Daily Aztec Newspaper by Marva Leigh Smith
Local author speaks out on the dangers of breast implants



Radio Shows

Listen to Dr. Sherrill Sellman, author of Hormone Heresy interview Ilena Rosenthal by clicking Progressive Radio Network logo and going to August 28, 2006.

What Women Must Know

 

Monday, August 21, 2006, Ilena once again joined Academy Award Nominated Actress, breast implant survivor, and Woman's Health Advocate, Sally Kirkland on her weekly Radio Show on Healthylife.net. Click logo below to hear program live from 10-11AM Monday the 21st.

Click here to hear our two archived programs.

Keeping Abreast of
Parasitic Implants!
BreakForNews.com, 8 Feb, 2006 by Fintan Dunne, Editor

Ilena is interviewed and discusses the dangers of breast implants and the resulting industry backed Smear Campaign against her. Click here to read about Stephen Barrett and Christopher Grell's loss and the third plaintiff, Terry Polevoy, whose case against her is now in the Supreme Court of California.

 

Don & Carla Radio Network. Ilena was a guest on 3 of their shows. You can order CD's of these archived Radio Shows by clicking here. Ask for: Money & Medicine, Lawsuit and/or Dying for Beauty

The Sally Kirkland Radio Show, several visits on KBZY 1220 AM

"Your Choice / Your Health" with Dixie Keithly
Breast Implants, a scourge which women have been
lied to about, Ilena Rosenthal

The Medicine Man, Health Keeper's Alliance, several interviews

 

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