Status: Baseline only
Reduce exposure to bisphenol A in the population, as measured by blood or urine concentrations of the substance or its metabolites
Baseline: 5.09 micrograms per gram (µg/g) was the concentration level of bisphenol A (creatinine corrected) in urine samples at which 95 percent of the population aged 6 years and over was at or below in 2013-14
Target: 0.80 micrograms per gram (µg/g)
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in many products, like car parts, plastic dinnerware, eyeglasses, toys, and some food containers. A report on the published research about BPA found “some concern” about its effects on the brain, behavior, and the prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and children. Because exposure is common, monitoring BPA levels in blood or urine is important for learning if BPA is linked to any negative health effects.
Topic: Environmental Health
Workgroup: Environmental Health Workgroup