The Danish Ecological Council has recently launched a new documentary film entitled ‘Hazardous Chemicals in our Blood’ which focuses on endocrine disrupting phthalates in medical devices. Vulnerable patients can be exposed to EDCs every day in many hospitals.
Catheters, tubes, blood bags and other medical devices made of PVC contains, in many cases, hormone disrupting phthalates, which are added to make the plastic soft and pliable. The phthalates are especially problematic for vulnerable groups such as premature babies, children and pregnant women.
This film examines why these harmful chemicals are still present in medical devices and what action needs to be taken to ensure that no unnecessary exposure occurs via medical devices.
View the video here
Post provided by The Danish Ecological Council