NEW YORK (OCN) — Sonia and her sister, Tonia Lee were trying to have a normal school week but things changed Monday afternoon. The sisters apparently were using toilet tissue, like most young women, to enhance their bra cup size.
After having the contaminated tissue on their skin for hours at school and over the weekend, their skin started to itch and break out. The younger sister, Tonia, was the first to feel the effects early in the day on Monday and had to be rushed to the Nurse’s Office. The effects were not to serious so the sisters are home recuperating from the ordeal.
When the tissue was tested Monday afternoon, it was discovered to have contained Benzophenone which is a organic compound used as a photo initiator in UV-curing applications such as inks, imaging and clear coatings. The manufacture and FDA are currently investigating how the compound could have made it in the tissues and will release their findings later this week.
It is not uncomon for women to stuff their bras, says Dr. Perkee. “Over the years, young women have been caught stuffing their bras with facial tissue, socks and their mother’s foam-rubber shoulder pads.” Dr. Perkee goes on to say that others take it to the extreme and use pills and cream (which do not make breasts larger) to try to obtain a larger bust size.
When we interviewed Tonia, we discovered that she stuffed her bra because she was insecure. “My breast size are 34A but I likes to make them appear to a 36E size.” say Tonia. “I feel happier with them that way.”
Tonia’s older sister, Sonia, wanted to get surgical breast augmentation (”implants”) when she was younger but faced two dilema. The hospital near her had age limits on the procedure and this type of surgey is not covered by her parents health insurance.
“I started to save..” say Sonia. “I read that it could cost over $5,000.00 for the procedure.” After months of reading and learning the risks of the surgery, she decided to use part of her savings towards her car and the remainder for college.
We tried to speak with the sisters parents, Leona and Jim Lee but they had no comments. Our sources reveal that Jim is one of the Assistant Manager at the local Nickel and Pennies supermarket where the store brand tissues were sold.
No word yet if the family will file a law suit against the manufacture Queens Paper Products or if any other consumers were affected.