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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Effects of perinatal exposure to bisphenol A on play behavior of female and male juvenile rats.
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Bisphenol A exposure of 6-12-month-old infants varies depending on the type of food intake, particularly of milk and other beverages, including water, fruit juice and other foods stored in plastic containers, with the possible risk of exposure to 8.3 or 13 [micro]g BPA/kg b.w./day, depending on the scenario of migration [22].
Review: Endocrine disrupting chemicals and immune responses: A focus on bisphenol A and its potential mechanisms, Molecular Immunology, 53: 421-430.
Gulf News has learnt, however, that Dubai Municipality is reviewing its policy on bisphenol A and will clarify its position later this week.
We propose that bisphenol A causes generation of hydroxyl radical causing peroxidation of lipids.
Potential sources of Bisphenol A in the neonatal intensive care unit.
As a precautionary measure, the manufacture and commercialisation of babies' bottles containing bisphenol A were prohibited in Europe in January 2011.
France :The French parliament voted Thursday to ban the use of bisphenol A, a chemical thought to have a toxic effect on the brain and nervous system, in baby food packaging next year and all food containers in 2015.
Previously, we have investigated the presence of different organic compounds, such as Bisphenol A (BPA) or Nonylphenol in plastics in contact with water (Guart et al., 2011).
France recently adopted a ban on the use of bisphenol A in food packaging, to take effect in 2014.
Polycarbonate resin produced from bisphenol A has been used as a material for a light guide plate, suitable, for example, for use in a portable phone, a portable game machine, or a car navigation system, because of its transparency and thermal resistance, coupled with low moisture absorption and toughness.