Bisphenol A (BPA) Testing

Bisphenol A is 2,2-bis-(4-hydroxyphenyl) propane, or BPA in short. The substance is mainly used as one important raw material for the synthesis of epoxy resin, polycarbonate, polysulfone, aromatic polyester, phenolic resin, unsaturated polyester resin and flame retardant, etc. In addition, it is occasionally used as rubber aging inhibitor.

It is reported that Bisphenol A is an endocrine disrupter, which can mimic the body's own hormones and may lead to negative health effect.

US, EU, Canada and Norway have banned the use of BPA as shown in the following table:

Country Conditions of Restriction Date of Entry Into Force
US Banned in “recycling food containers” and “other food containers” March 2009
EU Banned in plastic baby bottles 2011
Canada Banned in the process of making baby bottle Oct 2008
Norway Banned in consumer products Jan 2008

Our BPA Testing Services

Plastics or plastic components in consumer products such as baby and water bottles, sports equipment, medical and dental devices, eyeglass lenses, CDs/DVDs and household electronics are high risk materials containing BPA.

CIRS offers BPA testing services in compliance with the latest safety standards of individual countries and regions. BPA testing is also one part of our integrated testing solutions for consumer products safety. For more information, please go to:


About Us

Chemical Inspection and Regulation Service(CIRS) is a leading provider of toxic and hazardous substances testing and chemical regulatory consulting services with a strong focus on chemical compliance.

CIRS's testing lab located in mainland China has acquired the qualifications of China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) and CMA and follows the ISO/IEC 17025.


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