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Public Health (06-08-2012)

Call for experts on the safety of medical devices containing DEHP [di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate]

The Commission's independent Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) is looking for experts for its working group on the safety of medical devices containing DEHP [di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate] for groups possibly at risk.

The call for expression of interest is launched today with deadline of 24 September 2012. To submit an application, please visit the dedicated webpage.

The European Commission has recently requested the SCENIHR to deliver an opinion on the potential health impacts caused by DEHP-containing medical devices. The detailed mandate for this assessment can be found here.

To allow for a comprehensive assessment, experts in various scientific fields related to DEHP in medical devices are encouraged to apply. The SCENIHR is particularly interested in perinatal paediatricians as well as in epidemiologists . Experience in risk assessment would be an advantage.

Further information on SCENIHR and the European Commission's other non-food Scientific Committees can be found here.