France passed a law that for the first time bans the use of tubes containing di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in paediatrics, neonatology and maternity wards in hospitals.
Year – 2012
Project member Melitek says Goodbye to phthalates in blood “The EU has imposed harsh restrictions on the use of unhealthy phthalates, or plasticisers, in toys. But plasticisers are still allowed in blood bags, and there is no available alternative to phthalates to soften the plastic. A Danish and an Italian company are now collaborating on developing the phthalatefree blood bag. The EU has […]
About DEHP in Medical Devices Project manager Lena Stigh and Jesper Laursen from Melitek contributed to an interesting and important article in the Magazine – Medical Plastics News, issue 8.
The project at Forum for a non-toxic environment The 15th of October – Project manager Lena Stigh presented PVCfreeBloodbag at The Swedish Chemical Agencys annual conference in Stockholm The conference is a meeting place for authorities, companies, organisations and scientists interested aiming at a non-toxic environment.
Parallel session B3 Presentation material further down Today we had a very sucessfull parallel session. A room full of dedicated people, very interesting discussions and professional speakers. The project informed and reached new supporters. The petition was signed both on paper and at the website. And the refreshments were much appreciated.
CleanMed Europe has started In Malmö the CleanMed conference is up and running. This morning the project manager and communication officer attended SUBSPORTs workshop. We participitated in a lot of interesting meetings, discussions and conclusions.
This is the project’s response to the vinyl manufacturers’ press release below. The Life Cycle Assessment commissioned by our project compared a PVC/DEHP blood bag to a fictive polyethylene bag. This LCA does not contradicts the mentioned SCENIHR report from 2008, especially since the SCENIHR report is not considering alternatives to PVC but are focusing on the […]
PVCfreeBloodBag is mentioned, via beneficiary Melitek, by Danish eco council Media activities by Melitek have resulted in a part (page 48-49) in a publication from Danish eco council about substitution of hazardous substances.
PVC free blood bag wanted CleanMed is the world’s leading conference focusing on sustainable health care. During 26-28 September 2012 the European version of the conference will be held for the third time in its history. The conference will be held in Malmö, Sweden. EU LIFE+ project PVCfreeBloodbag will attend the event and project manager […]
The 24th of May Diderick Velthoen, our project monitor, visited Östersund. We had a rewarding day and reviewed all actions in the project. From administration and economics to communication, dissemination of information and all other actions in the project. He was pleased with our progress and gave us good advice and tips in how to […]