Bisphenol A in hazardous waste landfill leachates.

Abstract

The levels of bisphenol A in hazardous waste landfill leachates collected in Japan in 1996 were determined by gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS). Bisphenol A was found in seven of 10 sites investigated. All the hazardous waste landfills with leachates contaminated by bisphenol A were controlled. The concentrations of bisphenol A ranged from 1.3 to 17,200 microg/l with a median concentration of 269 microg/l. The source of bisphenol A in landfill leachates may be the waste plastics in waste landfill. The concentrations of bisphenol A in some samples exceeded the EC50 or LC50 levels for aquatic biota. Landfill leachates may be a significant source of bisphenol A found in the environment.

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@article{Yamamoto2001BisphenolAI, title={Bisphenol A in hazardous waste landfill leachates.}, author={Takashi Yamamoto and Ayako Yasuhara and Hideaki Shiraishi and Osami Nakasugi}, journal={Chemosphere}, year={2001}, volume={42 4}, pages={415-8} }