Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) is part of a family of chemicals called phthalates. It is added as softener to PVC, in order to produce medical devices such as oxygen masks, manual resuscitators, blood bags, and tubings.
DEHP is a colorless liquid with no odor. Over a period of time, DEHP may leach out in the surface of products; sometimes, it volatilizes in the air.
Potential Health Hazard of DEHP Why you should be concerned
U.S. & Europe call DEHP a risk in humans
Belgian study links DEHP to attention deficit disorder
Only a few company insist on 100% DEHP-Free NC chooses the right thing to do. Small Differences, Much Safer.
NC continues to lead the way in producing the only full line of medical devices by using non-toxic DEHP-free material.
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