Bisphenol A (BPA) Tests

Bisphenol A (BPA) Tests

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in the production of materials which come into contact with certain foodstuffs such as plastics (polycarbonates) and coatings (epoxy resins). These coatings are commonly used in metal food and beverage cans (canisters) to provide protection of the packaged foodstuff.

The full name of the compound known in short as BPA is Bisphenol A. This compound has been used in the manufacture of certain plastics and resins since 1950. It is mainly found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics are generally used in containers, such as water bottles, where drinks are stored or where food is placed. It is also used in other consumer products. Polycarbonates are essentially a special thermoplastic group. It is very easy to process, mold and shape by thermal methods. Bisphenol A compound is a very durable material and is also used in making bulletproof glass. It is also very transparent and transparent. It has better light transmission than many types of glass.

Epoxy resins are generally used to coat metal products such as food cans, bottle caps and water supply lines. Some toothpastes and composites also contain Bisphenol A. Epoxy resins have been on the market for more than fifty years and are one of the most successful types of plastics. It can change from a low viscosity liquid state to a high melting point solid. It is used as a protective coating material in many products such as soft drink cans, garden chairs, office and hospital furniture, supermarket trolleys and bicycles.

According to the results of some researches, food and beverages which are put into containers produced from Bisphenol A can penetrate this material. There is concern that exposure to the bisphenol A compound may cause a number of health effects to the brain, fetuses, infants and children. Children's behavior is also affected by this BPA.

However, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that it is safe to have very low levels of Bisphenol A compound in some foods. Nevertheless, the FDA supports and continues ongoing research. Nevertheless, experts recommend using products that do not contain Bisphenol A in order not to worry. Manufacturers are also increasingly using BPA-free products. Recycling codes 3 or 7 marked plastics are made of Bisphenol A compound. It is also recommended to reduce the use of canned food as many canisters are covered with resin containing BPA. It is also inconvenient to place polycarbonate plastics in microwave ovens and dishwashers.

In short, Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that can penetrate food and beverages. Some experts say it is toxic and people should avoid it. Because this chemical is added to many products including food containers and hygiene products. Although it was first discovered in 1890s, chemists in 1950 only realized that it could be mixed with other compounds to produce strong and flexible plastics. Today, plastics containing BPA are widely used not only in food containers, but also in bottles and other articles. In addition, BPA is a synthetic compound used to make epoxy resins spreading on the inner liners of canned food containers to prevent rusting and breakage of the metal.

EUROLAB also offers Bisphenol A (BPA) testing services within the scope of numerous laboratory services. Thanks to these tests, enterprises receive more efficient, high performance and quality testing services and provide safe, fast and uninterrupted service to their customers.

In addition to Bisphenol A (BPA) testing services provided within the scope of laboratory services, EUROLAB also provides other testing services.