Chapter 23.5, Problem 3.3ACP

### Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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### Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

# If drinking from a polycarbonate bottle, does a 15 lb infant ingest over 50 μg of BPA per day? (1.00 lb = 454 g)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: If an infant of weight 15 lb is drinking from a polycarbonate bottle whether the infant ingests over 50 μg of BPA per day has to be determined.

Concept introduction:

The environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently stated that an amount of 50 μg/kg/day dose can be safer to human body. However, some scientists are thought it will be safer to avoid the use of BPA.

According to studies it has been found that an infant which is fed via a polycarbonate bottle may ingest up tp 13 μg/kg/day, and dose for an adult is 1.5 μg/kg/day.

Explanation

The calculation of amount ingested to 15Â lb infant is given below.

Given:

The weight of infant is 15Â lb.

Value of 15Â lb in kilograms is calculated.

As it is given that 1Â lbÂ =Â 454Â g,

Therefore, weight of infant is,

15Â lbÂ =(15)(454)g=Â 6810Â g=Â 6.810Â kg

The weight of infant is 6.810Â kg.

An infant may invest up to 13Â Î¼g/kg/day of BPA.

Therefore, amount of BPA ingested to 6

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