- January 24, 2020
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in healthcare: Reducing exposures for patients
We have known for decades that certain hazardous Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) leach out of medical devices; Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates (notably DEHP) are examples of hazardous substances often found in medical devices that are of particular concern due to their endocrine disrupting properties. Several concerns have been raised about patients’ high risk of exposure to such chemicals during medical treatment and the detrimental long-term effects on patients’ health. Many healthcare facilities around the world are already switching to safer and more cost-effective medical devices that do not contain PVC, DEHP, and BPA.
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