About the book
Bisphenols, particularly bisphenol-A are one of the most abundant industrial chemicals. Humans are mainly exposed to bisphenols orally, by inhalation, or through medical devices. These chemicals are used to harden polycarbonate plastics. Plastic bottles, food storage containers, baby bottles, medical devices, and thermal papers contain a high amount of bisphenols. Bisphenols are suggested to cause endocrine disruption and bisphenol A is evaluated as an estrogenic compound. Although the use of bisphenol A is limited or banned in different products, like baby bottles, other bisphenol derivatives like bisphenol F and S are now being used instead of bisphenol A. Therefore, the toxicity of these chemicals should be evaluated carefully.
The book "Bisphenols" will be on the uses, environmental effects, and toxic effects of different bisphenol derivatives. The topics in the book will include but are not limited to the environmental toxicity and adverse effects of bisphenols (hepatotoxicity, reproductive/developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, etc.).