Where is it Commonly Found?Adhesives, protective coatings, paint, piping, epoxy resins, wire/electronic sheathing, and polycarbonate plastic products
What are its known health effects?
What are its suspected health effects?
Cardiovascular or Blood Toxicant (RTECS)
Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicant (RTECS)
Kidney Toxicant (RTECS)
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?
What is it’s Origin?
Also known as 4,4'-Isopropylidenediphenol. BPA in a synthesized chemical compound first made for the Medical Industry in 1891 as an estrogen emulator.
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