France: Remove Dangerous Implants

The French government said Friday that the tens of thousands of women who received potentially dangerous breast implants should have them removed, and the state will foot the bill. The implants are filled with a type of silicone typically reserved for industrial use. The health minister said the removal is “preventative” and not “urgent." It's estimated that 30,000 women in France received the implants and between 40,000 and 50,000 women in Britain. Though the implants have not been definitively linked to cancer, eight cases of cancer have been reported in women with the implants.