Non-toxic healthcare: Alternatives to phthalates and bisphenol A in medical devices (2nd edition)

Modern healthcare makes use of a wide range of plastic-based medical products to provide high quality and effective treatment to patients. As a consequence high volumes of plastic single-use products and complex plastic composites are routinely used by the European health sector and it is becoming increasingly important to understand the impact these materials have on human health.

This second edition of Non-toxic healthcare forms an important part of HCWH Europe’s work to raise awareness about the presence of hazardous substances in medical devices and the consequent risks to patients. This report also contains a new chapter specifically examining the health impact of plastics in healthcare.