Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) is the most versatile of all the commodity polymers. It can satisfy a wide range of product function, safety, performance, and cost criteria. This book considers the history of plasticised PVC in medical applications and the manufacturing and processing of plasticised PVC together with its properties are reviewed. The selection of plasticisers is a particular focus. In Chapters 4 and 5, and the blood compatibility of plasticised PVC is examined, based on the most recent information. The regulatory requirements and environment concerns over the leaching of plasticisers and the generating of dioxins during the incineration of PVC-P medical products after use are discussed in detail. This book will be of interest both to those who manufacture products using plasticised PVC, and to those who use the products and need to know about the using PVC in medical applications."