Published in Hepatitis Weekly, February 28th, 2005
"Plasticizers are added to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to confer flexibility to the polymer," scientists in France explained. "Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is the most commonly used of them;" however, "due to its non covalent bond to the PVC, DEHP tends to vaporize easily."
"A significant exposure has been recorded in dialyzed patients since medical tubings," noted K. Kambia and colleagues at the Faculty of Pharmacological and Biological Sciences in Lille. "Most animal species metabolize DEHP rapidly into monoethylhexyl phthalate...
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