Abstract Title:

A pilot study: Bisphenol-A and Bisphenol-A glucuronide levels in mother and child pairs in a South African population.

Abstract Source:

Reprod Toxicol. 2019 Jul 11. Epub 2019 Jul 11. PMID: 31302198

Abstract Author(s):

Verena Gounden, Mohamed Zain Warasally, Thabo Magwai, Rajen Naidoo, Anil Chuturgoon

Article Affiliation:

Verena Gounden


: Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) during early development particularly in- utero has been linked to a wide range of pathology. The aim of this study was to determine serum levels of BPA and its naturally occurring metabolite BPA-glucuronide (BPA-g) in South African mother-child pairs.

METHOD: Third-trimester serum maternal samples and matching cord blood samples were analysed for BPA and BPA-g using LC-MS/MS.

RESULTS: Ninety maternal and child pairs were analysed. BPA was detectable in more than 25% of maternal and cord blood samples. Spearman correlation demonstrated significant positive correlation between maternal and child BPA and BPA-g levels with correlation coefficients of 0.892 and 0.744, respectively. A significant positive association between cord BPA levels and child birth-weight (p = 0.02) as well as with maternal BMI (p = 0.04) was noted.

CONCLUSION: This is the first study to describe the presence of detectable BPA levels using LC-MS/MS methodology in a South African population.

Study Type : Human Study
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