biomaterial actPetitioning U.S. House of Representatives

This petition will be delivered to:

U.S. House of Representatives

REPEAL THE BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF ’98

We, the undersigned, call on the United States House of Representatives to consider repealing the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 and hold any supplier of raw material such as Dacron, Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon), and Polypropylene liable if they knowingly provide said material to a medical device company that does not intend to use the material to manufacture a medically necessary life saving device. While it is understood that there is really no way to track how these materials are being used, better regulation and research must be completed in order to eliminate the possibility of these toxic materials misuse. If there proves to be no way to account for the materials use, then the material need not be sold to the medical device company.

We trust that it is our right as United States Citizens to assume the safety of materials used in devices such as the fibers in Essure permanent birth control and Transvaginal Mesh procedures, have been thoroughly tested and proven safe without biased prior to FDA approval. Sadly, this is not the case.

In fact, these materials come with a warning…

First please watch these brief videos to get an understanding of how textiles/fibers used in Essure and Mesh are materialized. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYukgN1BRAk&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGXR14a3nRI&feature=youtu.be

Read more on the petition here:

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-repeal-the-biomaterials-access-assurance-act-of-98