Bisphenol A (BPA), BADGE, BFDGE, and NOGE

A major source of human exposure to the endocrine-disrupting compounds bisphenol A (BPA), bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE), bisphenol F diglycidyl ether (BFDGE), and novolac glycidyl ether (NOGE), is through ingestion of food and beverage products tainted with these harmful compounds. These compounds are used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy-based lacquers. Therefore, its ingestion is related to two food packaging types and their enclosed products:
  • Re-useable rigid containers made of polycarbonate plastic; commonly used for water bottles, baby bottles, plastic mugs, carboys, and storage containers
  • Metal cans with an internal epoxy-based lacquer coating; used to keep the foods or beverages from directly contacting the metal
Following solvent extraction or other suitable technique, either HPLC or GC are applicable for analysis.

Technical Article:
Determination of Bisphenol A in Drinking Water