Neutrophils, DEHP and immune dysfunction

October 21, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Posted in Briefing | Leave a comment

Although classified as a CMR and banned in toys, DEHP is still widely-used in medical devices. DEHP is already believed to pose problems with reproductive health.

This month, we look at mounting evidence that DEHP may also present an immediate threat to neonatal health by potentially compromising normal immune response.

Below is footage of a neutrophil absorbing a bacterium. If neutrophils become activated at the wrong time, they can exacerbate inflammation and increase the risk of developing a range of health problems.


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