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Bisphenol-A (BPA), BPA glucuronide, and BPA sulfate in midgestation umbilical cord serum in a northern and central california population

  • Author(s): Gerona, RR
  • Woodruff, TJ
  • Dickenson, CA
  • Pan, J
  • Schwartz, JM
  • Sen, S
  • Friesen, MW
  • Fujimoto, VY
  • Hunt, PA
  • et al.

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Bisphenol-A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in numerous consumer products, resulting in universal exposure in the United States. Prenatal exposure to BPA is associated with numerous reproductive and developmental effects in animals. However, little is known about human fetal exposure or metabolism of BPA during midgestation. In the present study, we present a new liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method to directly measure concentrations of BPA and two predominant metabolic conjugates - BPA glucuronide and BPA sulfate - in umbilical cord serum collected from elective second trimester pregnancy terminations. We detected at least one form of BPA in all umbilical cord serum samples: BPA (GM 0.16, range

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