Evaluation and analysis of exposure levels of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate from blood bags.

@article{Inoue2005EvaluationAA,
  title={Evaluation and analysis of exposure levels of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate from blood bags.},
  author={Koichi Inoue and Migaku Kawaguchi and Retsuji Yamanaka and Tae Higuchi and Rie Ito and Koichi Saito and Hiroyuki Nakazawa},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={358 1-2},
  pages={159-66}
}
BACKGROUND The US FDA and The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan have indicated that the risk assessment of di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) released from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) medical devices requires immediate attention. In particular, the analysis of the exposure to DEHP from blood bags is very important for medical treatment. However, human exposure to DEHP via blood transfusion remains poorly understood. We evaluated DEHP and mono(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (MEHP) levels… CONTINUE READING
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