Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Biology

Title

Bisphenol A (BPA) in China: A review of sources, environmental levels, and potential human health impacts

Language

English

Abstract

Bisphenol A (BPA), identified as an endocrine disruptor, is an industrially important chemical that is used as a raw material in the manufacture of many products such as engineering plastics (e.g., epoxy resins/polycarbonate plastics), food cans (i.e., lacquer coatings), and dental composites/sealants. The demand and production capacity of BPA in China have grown rapidly. This trend will lead to much more BPA contamination in the environmental media and in the general population in China. This paper reviews the current literature concerning the pollution status of BPA in China (the mainland, Hong Kong, and Taiwan) and its potential impact on human health. Due to potential human health risks from long-term exposure to BPA, body burden of the contaminant should be monitored. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

Keywords

Bisphenol A, China, Endocrine-disruptor, Environmental exposure, Potential impact

Publication Date

2012

Source Publication Title

Environment International

Volume

42

Start Page

91

End Page

99

Publisher

Elsevier

DOI

10.1016/j.envint.2011.04.010

ISSN (print)

01604120

ISSN (electronic)

18736750

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