Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Editorial Volume 5 Issue 3

Plastics, Bisphenol and COVID: Bisphenol B is Necessarily not Better than Bisphenol A

Samiksha Jain, Sumanpreet Kaur, Deepak Kumar, Rajasri Bhattacharyya and Dibyajyoti Banerjee*

Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

*Corresponding Author: Dibyajyoti Banerjee, Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.

Received: January 07, 2021; Published: January 31, 2021


It is of common knowledge that plastics are bad for the environment and also bad for human health [1]. It leaches out toxic chemicals which are often endocrine disruptors [2,3]. One such chemical is Bisphenol A that is already banned [4,5]. Awareness about Bisphenol A toxicity is gradually increasing, and there are user-friendly methods of Bisphenol A detection [6-9]. However, Bisphenol A is not an isolated chemical that leaches out from plastics. Bisphenols are a group of related chemicals that leaches out from the plastics [10-12]. We can take the example of Bisphenol B. It is chemically related to Bisphenol A [13], but its acute toxicity is more [14].



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Citation: Dibyajyoti Banerjee., et al. “Plastics, Bisphenol and COVID: Bisphenol B is Necessarily not Better than Bisphenol A”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.3 (2021): 01-02.


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