di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate

di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate

(dī-too-ĕth″ĭl-hĕks-ĭl fthăl′āt),

DHEP

A plastic form of polyvinyl chloride used to manufacture intravenous (IV) tubing and containers. It may leach into IV solutions during the administration of fluids and blood products, producing toxic effects.
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Regulating agencies have issued warnings about the potential dangers of constructing IV sets and their accessories out of plastics containing di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).
They assessed the women's exposure to four phthalates--DnBP, DiBP, di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate, and diethyl phthalate--in the third trimester of pregnancy by measuring levels of the chemicals' metabolites in urine.
Bisphenol A (BPA) and di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) are two environmental endocrine disruptors (EDs) which despite being non-persistent chemicals - are regularly detected in the environment, in food and, as a consequence, in humans.
And third, women with moderately high levels of the chemicals mono-n-butyl phthalate and di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate had approximately a 70% increased risk of diabetes.
The most common of these phthalates used is di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate or DEHP (Environmental Working Group, 2007-2012).
PX 138 di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DOP) for g-p PVC.
As part of its commitment to best quality, Atrium is pleased to announce the availability of its di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) free thoracic catheters.
Consider the environmentally ubiquitous plastic-softening agent, di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned healthcare providers to protect vulnerable patients from exposure to di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (or DEHP), a plasticizer that leaches from PVC medical devices.
RESULTS: The range of detection frequency of individual phthalates varied from 6% for dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) to 74% for di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).
If more-comprehensive studies support the new finding, the chemical, di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), maybe deemed harmless to newborns.