Fast, cost efficient and easy ELISA test for Bisphenol A
Cost efficient, fast and easy ELISA test for detection of BPA, Bisphenol A in milk or water
Detection of Bisphenol A in water or milk
EuroProxima introduced an ELISA test for the detection of Bisphenol A (BPA). Compared to the HPLC technique that is commonly used, this ELISA is cost efficient, fast and easy to perform. In collaboration with RIKILT Wageningen UR the Bisphenol A ELISA has been validated for use in water and milk based samples.
Bisphenol A (BPA)
BPA is present in food packages containing polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. It is used, among others, in bottles for baby food and drinking water. BPA is a known endocrine disruptor, mimicking estrogens and thyroid hormones. The awareness of the health risks caused by Bisphenol A (BPA) is increasing world-wide. In 2015 more stringent European standards for safe exposure of workers and consumers to BPA were proposed. In Japan and the United States legislation is being developed as well, in order to minimize the exposure of humans to BPA.
Is BPA safe?
Recently there are indications that BPA at lower levels than previously thought, may impair the immune system of the unborn child, infants and young children. In the coming years, Europe will re-evaluate the safety of BPA , after which the final scientific opinion is scheduled to be published in 2018.