Medical research has proven that after prolonged exposure, DEHP causes cancer in humans.
Studies have also shown that people who cath get bladder cancer > 4 times more often than those who don't cath. People who use urological catheters die from bladder cancer > 8 times more often than those who don't.
Bladder cancer is the most expensive cancer to treat over the lifetime of the patient.
Human exposure to di(ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) can occur via the dermal, inhalation, oral, and intravenous routes of exposure and, when released from medical equipment to patients in the neonatal intensive care unit, levels can be high.
The attenuation of detrusor activity is currently the corner stone of protecting the upper urinary tract in individuals with neurogenic detrusor overactivity.
However, catheters are required for bladder evacuation, and presently, there are no non-invasive, therapeutical options to elicit on-demand urination and defecation.
If you use an indwelling catheter
you will have that piece of rubber inside your body
With these numbers, do you think it's a good idea to use a catheter that has a carcinogen warning label?