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Plasticizers are still used in medicine

Plasticizers are still used in medicine

Plasticizers: Phthalates are still used in medicine: At their 53rd symposium in Leipzig, the German Society for Endocrinology (DGE) pointed out that plasticizers are still used in medicine in high concentrations.

At its 53rd symposium in Leipzig, the German Society for Endocrinology (DGE) pointed out that plasticizers are still found in medicine in high concentrations. Specifically, it is about the so-called phthalates DBP, BBP and DEHP. There are indications that they impair reproductive ability in men and can lead to malformations in the genital area in fetuses. Phthalates are mainly contained in soft PVC and are often used, e.g. In the medical field, infusion and blood bags, catheters, tubes, capsule covers and food supplements can sometimes contain up to 40 percent phthalates. There is said to be a risk that they will come off in the medical field when they come into contact with liquids and enter the human organism. Professor Dr. Helmut Schatz, from the German Society for Endocrinology (DGE), therefore calls for the replacement of proven health-impairing plasticizers in medicine.

This has long been the case in cosmetics and children's toys. In some studies it is said to have been shown in human urine that phthalates that affect our organism hormonally are present above the upper limits. Naturopathy supports the DGE's demand not only in relation to Biosphenol A, but also for phthalates. (Thorsten Fischer, Osteopathie Hannover, March 22nd, 2010)

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