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Lawmakers Demand FDA Remove Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals From Medical Products by Douglas Fischer

Six women in Congress are demanding federal regulators take steps to remove phthalates and other hormone-hijacking chemicals from medical products, especially IV bags and neonatal equipment. The U.S. has made “minimal progress” in reducing harmful exposures in the U.S. over the past 20 years – even as alternatives become available and other jurisdictions, notably Europe and California, take steps to reduce patient risk, say Reps. Katie Porter, Jackie Speier, Anna Eshoo, Lucille Roybal-Allard (all D-Calif.), Susan Wild (D-Pa.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.). “Patients should not be exposed to phthalates and EDCs [endocrine-disrupting chemicals] when they seek medical treatment,” the representatives wrote in a letter to acting Food and Drug Administration chief Dr. Janet Woodcock. “It’s also not something parents should worry about when their infant is receiving critical treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit.”
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/fda-remove-hormone-disrupting-chemicals-medical-products

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