- Bisphenol A (BPA)
- A chemical that is used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins to make these high-performance materials more durable, transparent and resistant to shattering.
- Epoxy Resin
- A polymer that is tough, chemically resistant, and has good adhesion. Bisphenol A-based epoxy resins are commonly used as protective coatings on metal surfaces, as well as in products such as industrial flooring, paints and adhesives. Most common epoxy resins are produced from a reaction between epichlorohydrin and bisphenol A.
- Microgram (ug)
- One millionth of a gram. As a concentration, one microgram per liter is equal to one part per billion. This is equivalent to one second in 32 years.
- A sturdy, high-performance, lightweight plastic with glass-like optical clarity that is heat and shatter resistant. BPA is a key component of polycarbonate. Polycarbonate plastic is used to make many products, including food storage containers, safety glasses and other common consumer products.