Breast Implants: Recovery & Discovery
February 13, 2006:
Please view excellent video by implant survivors:
(please let us know if any links go down)
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.
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
Breast Implants: Recovery & Discovery, interview with Tulane Medical School Immunologist, Dr. Robert F. Garry, and Leah Christie, silicone survivor.
The Saline Solution?
Ilena Rosenthal interviews Saline Survivor,
Original Published Articles
NEW! December, 2001 Cuts Unkind: Unessential Mastectomies ~ Vision Magazine
San Diego Business Journal, August 18, 1998
Essentially You Magazine, April, 1997
Essentially You Magazine, March 1997
Essentially You Magazine, December, 1996
Published Letters to the Editor
AM Costa Rica May, 15, 2003
Click here to see letter in newspaper in context with other comments.
Click here for complete letter with links.
The Scientist 13:18, Jul. 19, 1999
San Diego Union Tribune, Sunday, November 14, 1999
The Washington Times, August 17, 1999 Editorials; Letters, Pg. A14
The Washington Times, February 25, 1999 A-18
Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine; Abingdon; Dec 1998
Applauds article of womans plight
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.
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Quotes in Miscellaneous Articles
Mon 13 Feb 2006
Ilena Rosenthal, director of the San Diego-based Humantics Foundation for Women, the largest breast implant support group in the world, agreed.
"The so-called 'studies' that the silicone manufacturers and plastic surgeons rely on are too small, too short and include eliminating the data from the women who removed their implants for any reason. This is madness, such as removing anyone from a lung cancer study who coughed or showed any other symptoms," she said.
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.
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
Breast Implant Horror Story, The Shocking Health Claims of Saline Implants
Interview with Sally Kirkland in Soap Digest, 6/22/1999
MSNBC, April 21, 1999
Birmingham Post-Herald ,April 21, 1999
Friday, March 27, 1998
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.
"Your Choice / Your Health" with Dixie Keithly
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