How are endocrine disruptors identified in materials?

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Offline Craftybutterfly

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I know that BPA is an endocrine disrupter, is there a way to know what othe chemicals are endocrine disrupters and if they are in certain plastics? I'm trying to verify that food grade polyethylene does not leak anything as claimed.
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Re: How are endocrine disruptors identified in materials?
« Reply #1 on: 10/12/2015 19:00:55 »
Look up xenoestrogens, xenoandrogens would be unlikely in your matrix. Many if not all xenohormones can be resolved using LCMS (liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry). Extraction techniques vary for these analytes but typically involve solid phase extraction of the leachate to get reporting limits down to trace concentrations. I use C18 cartridges for EPA539 (hormones in drinking water) and report in ppt (ng/L).