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bisphenol A

(bĭs-fēn′ŏl) [L. bis, twice + ″],

BPA

A chemical used in many consumer products to increase their durability and toughness. Its chemical formula is 2,2–bis (4,4′-hydroxyphenyl) propane. It is used principally in manufacturing polycarbonates and epoxy resins. It has estrogen-like effects in animal tissue. Some studies have suggested that BPA has negative hormonal effects on adults and the developing fetus.
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The second chapter focuses on propoxylated bisphenol a end-uses, the third one gives summary on a number of patents.
Daily intake of bisphenol A and potential sources of exposure: 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Mass marketers such as Babies 'R' Us have removed infant and toddler products containing bisphenol A from their shelves, and Canada has banned the sale of such products.
15) that governments have been ignoring what researchers have been finding about bisphenol A.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to keep chemicals like bisphenol A out of food containers, particularly baby bottles.
It seems the technician in charge of the animals had used a new alkaline detergent to clean the cages, resulting in bisphenol A leaching out.
population to bisphenol A and 4-tertiary-octylphenol: 2003-2004.
Bisphenol A was developed in 1891 and recognized as a synthetic estrogen in the 1930s.
Bisphenol A is a chemical used in plastics, and virtually everyone is believed to have some concentration of the chemical in their bloodstream.
The rap sheet for bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in food and water containers, baby bottles and the lining of aluminum cans, keeps getting longer.
has been awarded a patent for a radiation curable composition comprised of an acrylate functional urethane oligomer having a hydrocarbon backbone; five to 50% weight, relative to the total weight of the composition, of one or more polyfunctional diluents selected from the group consisting of polyacrylated alkyl monomers, bisphenol A diacrylate, and ethoxylated bisphenol A diacrylate; a (meth)acrylate ester of phosphoric acid; 1.