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According to a preliminary research, the tubing and other bendable equipment used in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) exposed young children to phthalates at levels that might have a clinical significance.At a hospital, children who received blood products during cardiac surgery were noted to have immediate post-procedural rise in serum levels of DEHP (a median of about 3 µM preoperative to about 5 µM afterward, P<0.0001) and MEHP (from about 0 µM to about 7 µM, P<0.000...
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