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Substances

Bisphenol A (BPA)
80-05-7

Where is it Commonly Found?

Adhesives, protective coatings, paint, piping, epoxy resins, wire/electronic sheathing, and polycarbonate plastic products
HEALTH EFFECT SUMMARY
Known endocrine disrupter (WWF), that blocks hormones particularly estrogen. Linked to reduced sperm production, increased prostate weight and affecting the onset of puberty.

What are its known health effects?

What are its suspected health effects?

Endocrine Toxicant (BKH) (GUIL) (IL-EPA) (JNIHS) (KEIT) (WWF)

Immunotoxicant (HAZMAP)

Reproductive Toxicant (JANK) (SHELBY) (EPA-BPA) (EPA-BPA-R)

Skin or Sense Organ Toxicant (HAZMAP) (KLAA)

Alternative Materials

PET plastic for wire jacketing. PET and polyester plastics for sheet plastics; for other applications such as adhesives, protective coatings, paint, piping, epoxy resins there are many alternative materials.

Additional Regulatory Information

Unsuccessful call for a ban in Europe in 2000 by WWF; on the EPA's list of "Toxic Release Inventory Chemicals"

Does it Correspond With Any Green Building Credits?

How is it Categorized?

Chemical Compounds

What is its Origin?

Unsuccessful call for a ban in Europe in 2000 by WWF; on the EPA's list of "Toxic Release Inventory Chemicals"

Also known as 4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol. BPA in a synthesized chemical compound first made for the Medical Industry in 1891 as an estrogen emulator.

Divisions and Sections

Div 07 Composite Wall Panels

Div 07 Fluid-Applied Membrane Air Barriers

Div 07 Joint Sealants

Div 08 Plastic Glazing

Div 08 Structured-Polycarbonate-Panel Assemblies

Div 09 Resinous Flooring

Div 09 Resinous Matrix Terrazzo Flooring

Div 09 High-Performance Coatings

Div 09 High-Temperature-Resistant Coatings

Div 09 Fluid-Applied Athletic Flooring

Div 10 Signage

Div 10 Toilet Compartments

Div 10 Wall and Door Protection

Div 32 Unit Paving

General Reference

http://www.wwf.org.uk/filelibrary/pdf/bpa.pdf