Harmful Plastic Softener (DEHP) in medical devices
There is an urgent need to restrict the phthalate DEHP in medical devices made from polyvinylchloride (PVC) for vulnerable patients at risk from excessive exposure.
We urge the European Parliament to revise the Medical Devices Directive to reduce the risk from DEHP in PVC medical devices.
This briefing outlines how DEHP is a developmental toxicant and infants and children are at risk of high exposure from medical devices.
Last updated on 22 June 2011
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