is found in the environment in soil and surface water. BPA
may be emitted into the environment through household waste, sewage and industrial discharges. In addition, BPA
can end up in the environment by slow release from materials containing BPA, for example, outdoor furniture. At present, a study is being carried out on the contribution of these sources in Europe.
concentrations in fresh
and salt water are on average lower than exposure levels at which
adverse effects are to be expected according to the current
environmental quality standards for aquatic organisms. However,
concentrations have been found
in sediments at various locations in Europe that could have an
adverse effect on soil organisms, according to the current
environmental quality standards for benthic organisms.