TITLE

Platinum concentration in silicone breast implant material and capsular tissue by ICP-MS

AUTHOR(S)
Maharaj, S. V. M.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Sep2004, Vol. 380 Issue 1, p84
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was used to determine the concentration of platinum (Pt) in silicone breast implant gel (range, 0.26–48.90 μg-1 Pt; n = 15), elastomer (range, 3.05– 28.78 μg-1 Pt: n =7), double lumen (range, 5.79–125.27 μg-1 Pt: n=7), foam (range, 5.79–8.36 μg-1 Pt: n = 2), and capsular tissue (range, 0.003–0.272 μg-1 Pt: n = 15). The results show that very high levels of Pt are present in the encasing elastomer, double lumen, and foam envelope materials. Silicone breast implants can be a source of significant Pt exposure for individuals with these implants.
ACCESSION #
14392607

 

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