bisphenol A


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bisphenol A

n.
Abbr. BPA A white solid, C15H16O2, having a mild phenolic odor, used as a monomer for polycarbonate and epoxy resins, and in other plastics.
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bisphenol A (BPA)

n bisfenol A
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Bisphenol A, or BPA, has long been used in plastics.
Perinatally administered bisphenol A as a potential mammary gland carcinogen in rats.
"Recently, the Bureau of Indian Standards revised the standards for baby feeding bottle by banning polycarbonate to be used for the manufacturing of baby feeding bottle due to the assumption that polycarbonate might be having BPA (Bisphenol A) which is carcinogenic.
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Maternal, placental and fetal exposure to bisphenol A in women with and without preeclampsia.
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.
Caption: Family resemblance Bisphenol A and bisphenol S, often used as an alternative to BPA in plastics and other products, have similar chemical structures (shown below).
Bisphenol A may enter the human body by ingestion, inhalation or dermal contact.
Bisphenol A disrupts thenormal activity of endogenous oestrogens by restricting the proper function of the oestrogen nuclear hormone receptors in a variety of target tissues [28].
Bisphenol A is found in most hard plastics -- everything from the interior of cars to sports and medical equipment made from polycarbonates.