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bisphenol A

[bī′sfēn·ȯl ′ā]
(organic chemistry)
(CH3)2C(C6H5OH)2 Brown crystals that are insoluble in water; used in the production of phenolic and epoxy resins.
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No significant associations were seen for BPA and total bisphenols with general obesity, abdominal obesity, or any body mass outcome.
Bisphenol A, or BPA, has long been used in plastics.
Among the list of environmental toxins, Bisphenol A (BPA) is regarded as the highest volume chemical produced in the world.It is a polymer of polycarbonated plastics and acts as an environmental toxin3.
The House of Representatives, according to the minister urged the Federal Government to ban the use of Bisphenol - A plastics in the production of bottled water.
Now, the same team is back to report that the array of alternative bisphenols now used to replace BPA in BPA-free bottles, cups, cages, and other items appear to come with similar problems for their mice.
The combination of FDA's BPA use restrictions and voluntary recalls by some manufacturers have led to the integration of other bisphenol analogues that demonstrate similarity in structure and activity to BPA (Pelch et al.
Variability and predictors of urinary bisphenol A concentrations during pregnancy.
Bisphenol A with purity >99% (Daejung, Korea), tripure and DEPC (Roche, Sigma, Germany), and C-DNA kit (Amplisens Co., Russia) were obtained.
Comment: Because of concerns that bisphenol A is an endocrine disrupter, this chemical has been removed from some consumer products.
At the upcoming Fakuma tradeshow, Covestro is inviting questions and discussion about the much maligned chemical substance, Bisphenol A (BPA).