Scientific Committees

Final opinion on DEHP

Final Opinion on
The safety of medical devices containing DEHP- plasticized PVC or other plasticizers on neonates and other groups possibly at risk (2015 update)

The main focus of this Opinion, which is an update of the 2008 SCENIHR Opinion, is on the potential risk for patients exposed to DEHP or similar plasticising compounds leaching from medical devices. Exposure of the general population to plasticizers has also been addressed. The assessment also includes information on currently available plasticizers as well as some proposed alternatives to DEHP in medical devices for neonates and for other patient groups.

 Final opinion