Scientific Committees

Hearing on phthalates in medical devices

Hearing on the SCHEER Preliminary Guidelines
on the Presence of Phthalates in Certain Medical Devices

4 April 2019, Brussels, 10:30 – 16:00
Venue: BREYDEL (BREY), Avenue d'Auderghem 45, B-1040 – Etterbeek

On 4 April 2019, the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging and Risks (SCHEER) organised a hearing in Brussels on the Preliminary Guidelines on the benefit-risk assessment of the presence of phthalates in certain medical devices covering phthalates, which are carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic to reproduction (CMR) or have endocrine-disrupting (ED) properties.

The request made to the SCHEER for such scientific opinion is available here.

A public consultation on the Preliminary Guidelines was open between 18 March and 29 April 2019.

The hearing aims to complement the public consultation to gather specific comments, suggestions and explanations or contributions on the scientific basis of the Guidelines. Please check the programme of the hearing including the list of participating organisations.


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