Bisphenol A in the aquatic environment and its endocrine-disruptive effects on aquatic organisms

Jeong Hun Kang, Daisuke Aasi, Yoshiki Katayama

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Abstract

Bisphenol A [BPA; 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane], which is mainly used in the production of epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics, is a known endocrine disruptor and is acutely toxic to aquatic organisms. Due to intensified usage of these products, exposure of organisms to BPA via several routes, such as the environment and food, has increased. The aquatic environment is an important area for the study of BPA. This report reviews the literature concerning contamination routes and degradation of BPA in the aquatic environment and its endocrine-disruptive effects on aquatic organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-625
Number of pages19
JournalCritical Reviews in Toxicology
Volume37
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2007

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  • Toxicology

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