bisphenol A


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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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A number of studies in the past three years have linked prolonged exposure of bisphenol A to liver and pancreatic dysfunction and as a possible risk factor when it comes to increased rates of obesity and the onset of type-2 diabetes.
The major volatile product from the irradiation of bisphenol A based polysulfone at 150[degrees]C was sulfur dioxide (S[O.
7 parts per million (ppm) of bisphenol A in the solution.
Heinz use bisphenol A because it reduces corrosion or leaking of tin into the food.
and Avera Chemicals are amid North America-based hydrogenated bisphenol A manufacturers, while Atomax Chemicals Co.
In addition to the analytical part, the report provides a range of tables and figures which all together give a true insight into the national, regional and global markets for bisphenol A.
Polycarbonate led the overall bisphenol A market and accounted for a market share of 72.
8-2012, A Local Law to Reduce Exposure to Bisphenol A in Suffolk County ("The Safer Sales Slip Act").
Bisphenol A (BPA) was detected in 77% of urine samples after consumption of fresh soup and in 100% of samples after consumption of canned soup.
In experiments, newborn rats fed bisphenol A, a building-block of many commonly-used plastics, were more likely to develop pre-cancerous cells as they aged.
By 2011, Minnesota retailers will be banned from selling children's products containing bisphenol A, a chemical common in plastics that may have health risks, especially for infants.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, linking the chemical bisphenol A to serious human diseases.