Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Bisphenol A Exposure and Health Risks

Edited by Pinar Erkekoglu and Belma Kocer-Gumusel, ISBN 978-953-51-3218-9, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3217-2, 162 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published June 07, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/65584
Edited Volume

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic compound for hardening and clearing polycarbonate plastics. BPA is mainly classified as an estrogen-like endocrine-disrupting chemical. In the last decade, attention has arisen in scientific communities that it is not safe to use this chemical in mainly polycarbonate plastics. Exposure to BPA starts in prenatal period, which is the critical period for its toxic effects on different organs. Throughout this book, the readers will obtain information on the effects of BPA on different systems. They will also get information on the prenatal and postnatal effects of BPA. We believe that readers will get qualified scientific knowledge and a general overview of the toxic effects of BPA exposure and its consequences from this book.