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Fürhacker, M; Scharf, S; Weber, H; .
(2000): Bisphenol A: emissions from point sources.
Chemosphere. 2000; 41(5):751-756

Bisphenol A is widely used for the production of epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics. Special in vitro test systems and animal experiments showed a weak estrogenic activity for Bisphenol A. Based on in vitro receptor interaction studies, the activity was estimated to be 2 x 10(-3) lower than that of estradiol. Especially aquatic wildlife could be endangered by waste water discharges. To manage possible risks arising from Bisphenol A contamination, the major fluxes need to be obtained and the contributors to the contamination of municipal treatment plants need to be determined. In this study, industrial emitters and communal waste waters were monitored simultaneously. Mixed samples were taken over periods of one week at nine sample sites. The results showed that the concentrations and fluxes were variable. The paper industry was the major Bisphenol A contributor to the influent of the waste water treatment plant. All the other fluxes measured, including two household areas, were considerably low. About 90% of the total load was removed during the waste water treatment. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Fürhacker Maria
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Austria;Benzhydryl Compounds;Estrogens, Non-Steroidal/analysis*;Phenols/analysis*;Waste Management/methods*;Water Pollutants, Chemical/analysis*;

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Bisphenol A
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