Effect of the plastic pollutant bisphenol A on the biology of aquatic organisms: A meta‐analysis

  title={Effect of the plastic pollutant bisphenol A on the biology of aquatic organisms: A meta‐analysis},
  author={Nicholas C. Wu and Frank Seebacher},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  pages={3821 - 3833}
Plastic pollution is a global environmental concern. In particular, the endocrine‐disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is nearly ubiquitous in aquatic environments globally, and it continues to be produced and released into the environment in large quantities. BPA disrupts hormone signalling and can thereby have far‐reaching physiological and ecological consequences. However, it is not clear whether BPA has consistent effects across biological traits and phylogenetic groups. Hence, the aim of… 
Acute and chronic toxicity of mixtures of bisphenol A and trace metals (Cd and Pb) to micro-crustacean, Daphnia magna
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Analysis of the Toxic Effects of Bisphenol A on the Groups of Vertebrate Animals: a Comprehensive Review of Research 2015-2021
The toxic effects of Bisphenol A (BPA) have been studied in individual experimental animals under different conditions. However, without a systematic approach, it is difficult to compare and analyse
Effects of Bisphenol-A on the morphology and survival of larvae of the sand dollar Dendraster excentricus (Echinodermata, Echinoidea)
Relatively low concentrations of BPA can have strong effects on the development of sand dollar larvae, in a dose-dependent manner.
Harbours as unique environmental sites of multiple anthropogenic stresses on fish hormonal systems
Endocrine disruption from plastic pollution and warming interact to increase the energetic cost of growth in a fish
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Systems toxicology approach explores target-pathway relationship and adverse health impacts of ubiquitous environmental pollutant bisphenol A
Evidence indicates that the multi-target nature and plausible mechanisms underlying BPA actions in a system wide manner aids toward understanding of adverse effects.
Bisphenol A Induces Histopathological, Hematobiochemical Alterations, Oxidative Stress, and Genotoxicity in Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio L.)
Based on the results of the experiment, it can be concluded that the BPA exposure to aquatic environment is responsible for deterioration of fish health, performance leading to dysfunction of multiple vital organs.


Bisphenol A exposure, effects, and policy: a wildlife perspective.
An ecological assessment of bisphenol-A: evidence from comparative biology.
A Weight of Evidence Approach to the Aquatic Hazard Assessment of Bisphenoi A
Comparing the weight of the evidence of the aquatic toxicity data that showed chronic effects at 160 μg/L and higher with typical surface water concentrations in the range of 0.001 to 0.10 μg/ L, BPA is unlikely to cause adverse effects on aquatic populations or ecosystems.
Bisphenol A in the Aquatic Environment and Its Endocrine-Disruptive Effects on Aquatic Organisms
This report reviews the literature concerning contamination routes and degradation of BPA in the aquatic environment and its endocrine-disruptive effects on aquatic organisms.
Temperature determines toxicity: bisphenol A reduces thermal tolerance in fish.
A critical analysis of the biological impacts of plasticizers on wildlife
Most plasticizers appear to act by interfering with the functioning of various hormone systems, but some phthalates have wider pathways of disruption, and given the sensitivity of some invertebrates, effects assessments are warranted in other invertebrate phyla.
Bisphenol A: An endocrine disruptor with widespread exposure and multiple effects
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Fate of Bisphenol A in Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments.
Biological and nonbiological processes that lead to BPA transformation and degradation are summarized, and research needs to advance predictive understanding of the longevity of BPA and its transformation products in environmental systems are identified.
New insights into the metabolism and toxicity of bisphenol A on marine fish under long-term exposure.