BPA 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,
BPA 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.
The presence of BPA in the
environment contributes very little to total exposure to
BPA for consumers.