Quantitation of Bisphenol A (BPA)
The experts at Impact Analytical have experience testing for BPA in both simple and multipart matrices. We have developed extraction procedures that allow for the accurate quantitation of BPA in most plastic products in part-per-billion (ppb) concentrations and regularly develop custom methods for the analysis of BPA in consumer products as well as other complex formulations. All analyses can be performed in support of filings with a variety of regulatory agencies including the FDA, EU and Health Canada or under ISO 9001:2008 quality standards.
Impact Analytical looks to partner with their customers to develop solutions that generate accurate and reliable data. Contact us today to discuss your BPA testing needs.
Why do I need to analyze for BPA?
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disruptor that mimics estrogen. BPA is believed to be linked to health problems, from increased risk for cancers and alterations in fertility to obesity, diabetes and cognitive/behavorial deficits like ADHD. It is used in the production of polycarbonate plastic materials, epoxy resins used for coatings, printing inks and adhesives and can therefore be present in a variety of products including receipts, water bottles, dental fillings, syringes and food containers. The use of BPA in baby bottles is prohibited by the FDA, EU and Health Canada. Exposure to, and migration of, BPA in all other products is regulated by the State of California (Prop 65), the European Union (EU), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada. The experts at Impact Analytical have extensive experience in developing methods to insure compliance with the appropriate regulations for your product.
California's Prop 65
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added Bisphenol A (BPA) to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity. The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC), which serves as the “state’s qualified experts,” assessed BPA at a public meeting held on May 7, 2015. DARTIC concluded that BPA, through scientifically valid testing, caused reproductive toxicity.