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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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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]