Companies are currently testing for BPA with various levels of detection limits depending upon your requirements. Detection limits are as follows:
- 1 part per million (ppm) detection limit
- 15 part per billion (ppb) detection limit
- 100 part per trillion (ppt) detection limit
Advanced testing uses either the GC/MS or the LC/MS/MS method to analyze for BPA. The LC/MS/MS method is a very sensitive instrument that can detect organic compounds at ultra-low levels. Therefore, this instrumentation is ideal for detecting BPA at the ppb and ppt levels.
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ATS Offers Unmatched BPA Testing Capability to 0.1 Parts per Billion Level
Applied Technical Services (ATS) has established a detection limit of 0.1 parts per billion (ppb) to test for the presence of Bisphenol A (BPA) in various products. This is important to note because this unmatched capability can help your company achieve compliance with various state laws, and one in particular that has established a very low limit for BPA. Specifically, on July 1, 2013 the Toxin-Free Infants and Toddlers Act will go into effect in the state of California. The act establishes an allowable limit for BPA in bottles or cups intended for use by children three years of age or younger. The current California limit for BPA is 0.1 parts per billion (ppb). The main concern of manufacturers, sellers, and distributors of products affected by this regulation is finding a testing laboratory that can perform analysis for BPA to the low limit. ATS has indeed established a method to test down to these ultra-low levels. The instrumentation our lab uses to detect BPA with a detection limit of 100 ppt (which is equivalent to 0.1 ppb)is the Triple Quad Liquid Chromatography Mass-Spectrometer (LC/MS/MS). Testing to this extremely low detection limit will ensure your company is in compliance with the California limit. To view the entire California Act please click on the following link: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/.
ATS is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), certificate number 1888.01 and 1888.02. Additionally, we are a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) accredited lab, our laboratory identification number is 1030.