Huntington Beach, CA, December 29th, 2020
In October, an appellate court in California upheld the listing of bisphenol A (BPA) as a reproductive toxicant under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). The listing had been challenged by an industry trade association that represents chemical companies.
Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment. BPA was first listed for developmental toxicity in 2013 and for female reproductive toxicity in 2015.
Exposure to BPA has come under growing scrutiny in recent years as some studies have found that a large percentage of the population has the chemical in their bodies. BPA is used to manufacture polycarbonate plastics, which are used to make some types of beverage containers, compact disks, plastic dinnerware, impact-resistant safety equipment, automobile parts and toys. BPA epoxy resins are used in the protective linings of some food cans, in dental sealants and in other products.
“The primary source of BPA exposure for most people is through their diet from the chemical leaching into foods or beverages from containers or food wraps,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at LA Testing. “Occupational exposures can also occur with workers from industries that manufacture products that contain it. In California, LA Testing is one of the primary providers of environmental, industrial hygiene and product packaging testing for BPA and many other chemicals. These services protect people, the environment and help to keep companies in regulatory compliance.”
LA Testing sponsored an educational video about BPA back in 2013 that can still be seen at: https://youtu.be/k5TygaVe5Oc.
To learn more about BPA or other industrial hygiene, environmental and consumer product testing services, please visit www.LATesting.com, email info@LATesting.com or call (800) 755-1794.
About LA Testing
LA Testing is California’s leading laboratory for indoor air quality testing of asbestos, mold, lead, VOCs, formaldehyde, soot, char, ash and smoke damage, particulates and other chemicals. In addition, LA Testing offers a full range of air sampling and investigative equipment to professionals and the general public. LA Testing maintains an extensive list of accreditations including: : AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), CDC ELITE, NVLAP, State of California, State of Hawaii Department of Health and other states. LA Testing, along with the EMSL Analytical, Inc. network, has multiple laboratories throughout California including South Pasadena, Huntington Beach, San Leandro, San Diego and Ontario.