Determination of bisphenol A in size fractions of indoor dust from several microenvironments

Magda Caban , Piotr Stepnowski


The work is focused on the verification of a sieving method for the determination of the dependency of bisphenol A concentrations on size fractions of indoor dust. The dust was sampled in houses, an office, a clothing shop and a laboratory. Microscopic photography proves that the dust consisted mostly of fibers. From the seven fractions collected (2–4 mm, 1–2 mm, 250 µm – 1 mm, 125–250 µm, 63–125 µm, 45–63 µm, >45 µm), the two biggest were discarded, because they were mostly hairs, sand and bigger objects. The analysis of smaller fractions (despite one sample from the laboratory) shows that the concentration of bisphenol A was comparative. It was stated that in the case of fibers, fractioning by sieving is inappropriate, because of the fact that all fibers have an internal diameter >45 µm, but the shape of fibers and other factors make it impossible for microplastic sieving using stainless steel sieves. The non-target analysis shows the presence of both natural and synthetic compounds, like lipids, flame retardants and personal care products. It was noticed was that acetone has possibilities for the dissolution of several plastics, thereby additional amounts of bisphenol A and other plastic additives from the plastic fibers present in dust samples could be detected and quantified. Finally, it is recommended to analyze dust fractions below 1 mm and use acetone for the extraction of bisphenol A free fractions in indoor dust samples.
Author Magda Caban (FCh/DEA/PAiMŚ)
Magda Caban,,
- Pracownia Analityki i Monitoringu Środowiska
, Piotr Stepnowski (FCh/DEA/LChER)
Piotr Stepnowski,,
- Laboratory of Chemical Environmental Risks
Journal seriesMicrochemical Journal, ISSN 0026-265X, e-ISSN 1095-9149, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.50
Article number104392
Keywords in EnglishBisphenol A, dust fractioning, indoor dust, microenvironment screening, microplastic fibers
ASJC Classification1602 Analytical Chemistry; 1607 Spectroscopy
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)70
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ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 29-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0.000; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.305; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 3.206 (2) - 2018=2.993 (5)
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