Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical that is normally used to make plastics, but can also be found in paper receipts and in the coating on the interior of aluminum cans. BPA content is regulated by the FDA in the following items: epoxy resins used in infant formula packaging, baby bottles and sippy cups. ATS is ISO 17025 (A2LA) accredited to perform BPA testing in accordance with ATS 367. We offer detection limits to meet your specific needs, with the lowest being 100 parts per trillion (ppt). We currently utilize the Triple Quad Liquid Chromatography Mass-Spectrometer (LC/MS/MS) to perform BPA testing.
On July 17th, 2012 the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) suggestion to discontinue using polycarbonate resins in baby bottles and sippy cups. Since BPA is used in the process to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins, the approval basically bans BPA in these types of products. Studies have indicated that exposure to BPA can impact consumer health. Even at very low levels, BPA can potentially cause lifelong health problems. BPA is an endocrine disruptor that simulates estrogen in the human body resulting in a potentially wide range of health issues.