Denmark wants EU ban on chemical used in device manufacturing

Denmark wants any new medical device regulations in Europe to phase out a chemical used to soften plastic. Euroactiv reports that Danish Health Minister Astrid Krag will formally request that the new regulations end the use of phthalates, some of which appear to disrupt the endocrine system, reduce sperm count or cause testicular atrophy. Negotiations to toughen EU device regulations are ongoing, though legislators recently tabled a planned committee vote to allow more time for compromise amendments. Story

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