BPA from urine or blood
BPA in urine (BPAU) or in blood (serum, BPA).
BPA is an endocrine disruptor that can be dangerous to vulnerable groups such as women and children.
The structure of BPA is similar to estradiol, an important hormone because it binds to and activates the hormone estrogen. But because the structure of BPA is so similar to estradiol, BPA binds to estrogen receptors in the body.
Multiple studies show that BPA exposure is associated with weight gain and obesity. BPA exposure has also been linked in a number of studies to insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, thyroid dysfunction, cancer, genital malformations, etc.
There is no research that shows that BPA from food can harm people.