42 U.S.C. § 289g-3 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 42. The Public Health and Welfare § 289g-3. Breast implant research

(a) In general

The Director of NIH may conduct or support research to examine the long-term health implications of silicone breast implants, both gel and saline filled.  Such research studies may include the following:

(1)  Developing and examining techniques to measure concentrations of silicone in body fluids and tissues.

(2)  Surveillance of recipients of silicone breast implants, including long-term outcomes and local complications.

(b) Definition

For purposes of this section, the term “breast implant” means a breast prosthesis that is implanted to augment or reconstruct the female breast.

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