DEHP Exposure Possibly Dangerous for NICU Preemies

November 13, 2014 9:46 PM

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Research conducted by doctors at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that newborns and preemies could suffer adverse effects from the DEHP found in the medical devices used to treat them.

DEHP (or di 2-ethylhexyl phthalate) is used in virtually any flexible plastic used as medical device, from catheters to endotracheal tubes, blood products bags and intravenous tubing. The report published by researchers from Johns Hopkins University suggests that the chemicals are not only endocrine...

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