Posted by: shoji | September 14, 2007

Chip implants linked to animal tumors

Microchip implants holding your medical history may never come to fruition given recent stories like the one below.

Chip implants linked to animal tumors – 09/09/2007 – MiamiHerald.com
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved implanting microchips in humans, the manufacturer said it would save lives, letting doctors scan the tiny transponders to access patients’ medical records almost instantly. The FDA found “reasonable assurance” the device was safe, and a sub-agency even called it one of 2005’s top “innovative technologies.”

But neither the company nor the regulators publicly mentioned this: A series of veterinary and toxicology studies, dating to the mid-1990s, stated that chip implants had “induced” malignant tumors in some lab mice and rats.

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