Summary of the FDA Safety Assessment of DEHP Released from PVC Medical Devices: What it Says, What’s Next

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On September 5, 2001, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned that some medical products made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) may expose patients to unsafe amounts of the plasticizer di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). This fact sheet goes over the FDA findings and what it means for hospitals.