BPA In The Air: Bisphenol A, Endocrine Disruptor, Discovered In World's Atmosphere

10/05/2010 02:45 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Add air to the growing list of places where bisphenol A (BPA) is found, say a pair of Japanese researchers who have measured and reported levels of the chemical in the world's atmosphere. They discovered BPA in air samples from all over the world at widely varied levels -- from almost nothing in remote areas near the poles to 10,000 times more than that in India and other heavily populated regions of Asia.


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