Bisphenol A

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Bisphenol A (BPA, 80-05-7) is an organic compound used predominantly in the production of products made of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins that line food and beverage cans. People are generally exposed to minute levels of BPA, mostly from the ingestion of food or beverages that have been in contact with materials manufactured with BPA. Studies have shown that BPA has weak estrogen-like activity and that it is toxic at doses in laboratory animals that are orders of magnitude higher than human exposures. It has been suggested that BPA may be an endocrine disruptor at very low doses, but this is not supported by the preponderance of scientific evidence.




Goodman, J. E., & Peterson, M. K. (2014). Bisphenol A. In Encyclopedia of Toxicology: Third Edition (pp. 514–518). Elsevier.

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