PVC & Phthalate Informational Library

Why does PVC-free matter? Research, Media Articles, White Papers, and other PVC Sources. Browse these articles to learn more about the health and environmental challenges of PVC and its additives.

Belgian study links DEHP plasticizer in medical devices to attention deficit disorder

The Economics of Phasing Out PVC

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Children’s Health: Phthalates and Bisphenol A

California Requires Warning Label for Products Containing DEHP

Polyvinyl Chloride in Health Care

Lowell Center For Sustainable Production; DEHP Study

EPA Vinyl Chloride

Are medical devices containing DEHP-plasticized PVC or other plasticizers safe for neonates and other groups possibly at risk?

Safety Assessment ofDi(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)Released from PVC Medical Devices

HCWH Europe report - Non-Toxic Healthcare

Inflammatory Effects of Phthalates in Neonatal Neutrophi

NIH Phthalate Exposure and Children’s Health

PVC/DEHP phase-out is possible anywhere in Europe: Model hospitals show how to succeed

Karolinska PVC in medical devices

APHA Reducing PVC in Facilities With Vulnerable Populations

The effect of temperature on di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate leaching from PVC infusion sets exposed to lipid emulsions

Use of Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate–Containing Medical Products and Urinary Levels of Mono(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Infants

Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly-Identified Health Risks

Environmental Impacts of Polyvinyl Chloride Building Materials

EPA Phthalates Action Plan