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Everyone is exposed to small levels of DEHP in day to day life. However, some individuals can be exposed to high levels of DEHP through certain medical procedures. c.

DEHP can leach out of plastic medical devices into solutions that come in contact with the plastic.

Consequence of leaching

Age GroupMedian DEHP intake µg/kg bw/day)
Adult (20-70 years)8.2
Teen (12-19 years)10
Child (5-11 years)18.9
Toddler (7 months - 4 years)25.8
Infant (0-6 months)