Contaminant cause

Bisphenol A (BPA)

Bisphenol A (BPA) is an organic synthetic compound with the chemical formula (CH3)2C(C6H4OH)2 belonging to the group of diphenylmethane derivatives and bisphenols, with two hydroxyphenyl groups. It is a colorless solid that is soluble in organic solvents, but poorly soluble in water. It has been in commercial use since 1957.

BPA is employed to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. BPA-based plastic is clear and tough, and is made into a variety of common consumer goods, such as water bottles, sports equipment, CDs, and DVDs. Epoxy resins containing BPA are used to line water pipes, as coatings on the inside of many food and beverage cans and in making thermal paper such as that used in sales receipts

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Bisphenol A (BPA) Health Risks

OutcomesEffectEvidenceReferences

Prostate Cancer Reproductive outcome
Prostate Cancer
Reproductive

Strong Increase

Needs research

1 study

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Nervous outcome

Strong Increase

Evidence: Low

2 studies

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