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Ubiquity of bisphenol A in the atmosphere

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Title: Ubiquity of bisphenol A in the atmosphere
Authors: Fu, Pingqing Browse this author
Kawamura, Kimitaka Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Bisphenol A (BPA)
Organic aerosols
Plastic burning
Size distribution
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal Title: Environmental Pollution
Volume: 158
Issue: 10
Start Page: 3138
End Page: 3143
Publisher DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2010.06.040
PMID: 20678833
Abstract: Bisphenol A (BPA) is a suspected endocrine disruptor in the environment. However, little is known about its distribution and transport in the atmosphere. Here, the concentrations of BPA in the atmospheric aerosols from urban, rural, marine, and the polar regions were measured using solvent extraction/derivatization and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry technique. The concentrations of BRA (1-17,400 pg m^[-3]) ranged over 4 orders of magnitude in the world with a declining trend from the continent (except for the Antarctica) to remote sites. A positive correlation was found between BPA and 1,3,5-triphenylbenzene, a tracer for plastic burning, in urban regions, indicating that the open burning of plastics in domestic waste should be a significant emission source of atmospheric BRA. Our results suggest that the ubiquity of BRA in the atmosphere may raise a requirement for the evaluation of health effects of BRA in order to control its emission sources, for example, from plastic burning.
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