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Bisphenol A in the aquatic environment and its endocrine-disruptive effects on aquatic organisms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17674214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Jeong-Hun Kang; Daisuke Asai; Daisuke Aasi; Yoshiki Katayama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical reviews in toxicology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1040-8444     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Rev. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-03     Completed Date:  2007-11-27     Revised Date:  2008-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8914275     Medline TA:  Crit Rev Toxicol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  607-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka City, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Endocrine Glands / drug effects
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
Estrogens, Non-Steroidal / toxicity*
Invertebrates / drug effects*,  growth & development
Life Cycle Stages / drug effects
Phenols / toxicity*
Vertebrates* / growth & development
Water Pollutants, Chemical / toxicity*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Estrogens, Non-Steroidal; 0/Phenols; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical; 80-05-7/bisphenol A
Erratum In:
Crit Rev Toxicol. 2008 Feb;38(2):171
Note: Aasi, Daisuke [corrected to Asai, Daisuke]

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