PVC Devices Containing the Plasticizer DEHP
Audience: Hospital Risk Managers and other healthcare professionals
FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health posted a safety assessment of Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) released from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) medical devices. Healthcare professionals were advised of steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of exposure in certain populations.
[July, 2002 - Public Health Notification - FDA / CDRH]