Hi! I just got an email from my neonatal chat list, and someone was asking about products used in the NICU that contain PVC or DEHP. I'd never really heard much about this, and thought some of you might know more. Here are some links I found to read a little more about it:
and this interesting article from the Perinatal.org newsletter:
So, what do you think about this? I admit, I'm surprised at what I've read!
Aug 2, '03
We do not use IV bags or Lipid tubing that contain DEHP as it is more readily leached out of the tubing by fats. We use DEHP-containing tubing for regular IVF though...
We hang a whole bottle of Lipids with burette chamber and non-DEHP tubing to run lipids instead of running it on a syringe pump because of this. We're working on getting non-DEHP microbore tubing so we can run Lipids on a syringe pump.
Funny thing (well, not really...) I checked all of out tubing stuff after reading this post, and our Burettes have DEHP.....
Last edit by nell on Aug 3, '03