Infographic possible sources of BPA exposure for people and the environment
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical substance used in plastics that are used in, for example, construction material, electronics, plastic bottles, food packaging materials, implants, medical syringes and toys. All consumers are exposed to some extent to BPA. Exposure is generally below the current European standard.
The BPA exposure of workers in
factories, cashiers, and premature babies and young children
undergoing prolonged medical treatment is sometimes above the norm.
Recent indications of possible adverse effects on the immune system
as a result of exposure before birth and in the early years are
cause for concern for exposure of young children and women who are
pregnant or breastfeeding.