Bisphenols are massively used in several manufacture processes such that bisphenol A (BPA) is ubiquitous in environment worldwide. After the implementation of regulations about BPA use, manufacturers have moved their production toward alternative substances structurally similar to it. Unfortunately, BPA analogues, given their structural similarity, exert also similar adverse effects. This review aims to investigate the occurrence of bisphenols (BPs) in bivalve molluscs. In this way, valuable information on the amount of BPs released into the environment in different areas are given. The current research indicates that BPA presence in bivalve molluscs has been investigated in Asia (Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean), Europe (Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea and Atlantic Ocean) and America (Lake Mead, Nevada) with the highest amount of studies reported in bivalves harvested in Asian Coasts. BPA analogues are frequently detected in several matrices and their levels will continuously increase in the environment. Nevertheless, there is a current lack of studies analysing BPs other than BPA in bivalves. Further investigations should be conducted in this direction, in order to assess environmental distribution and the hazard for animals and human health given that seafood consumption could be an important pathway of bisphenols intake.

Bisphenols' occurrence in bivalves as sentinel of environmental contamination / Baralla, E.; Pasciu, V.; Varoni, M. V.; Nieddu, M.; Demuro, R.; Demontis, M. P.. - In: SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. - ISSN 0048-9697. - 785:(2021), p. 147263. [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147263]

Bisphenols' occurrence in bivalves as sentinel of environmental contamination

Baralla E.
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Pasciu V.;Varoni M. V.;Demontis M. P.
2021

Abstract

Bisphenols are massively used in several manufacture processes such that bisphenol A (BPA) is ubiquitous in environment worldwide. After the implementation of regulations about BPA use, manufacturers have moved their production toward alternative substances structurally similar to it. Unfortunately, BPA analogues, given their structural similarity, exert also similar adverse effects. This review aims to investigate the occurrence of bisphenols (BPs) in bivalve molluscs. In this way, valuable information on the amount of BPs released into the environment in different areas are given. The current research indicates that BPA presence in bivalve molluscs has been investigated in Asia (Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean), Europe (Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea and Atlantic Ocean) and America (Lake Mead, Nevada) with the highest amount of studies reported in bivalves harvested in Asian Coasts. BPA analogues are frequently detected in several matrices and their levels will continuously increase in the environment. Nevertheless, there is a current lack of studies analysing BPs other than BPA in bivalves. Further investigations should be conducted in this direction, in order to assess environmental distribution and the hazard for animals and human health given that seafood consumption could be an important pathway of bisphenols intake.
Bisphenols' occurrence in bivalves as sentinel of environmental contamination / Baralla, E.; Pasciu, V.; Varoni, M. V.; Nieddu, M.; Demuro, R.; Demontis, M. P.. - In: SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. - ISSN 0048-9697. - 785:(2021), p. 147263. [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147263]
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