   Chapter 23.5, Problem 3.4ACP

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Textbook Problem

Assume you weigh 156 lb. How much BPA do you ingest per day?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The amount of BPA is calculated for person having weight of 156 lb 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 156 lb person is given below.

Given:

The weight of person is 156 lb.

Value of 156 lb in kilograms is calculated.

As it is given that 1 lb = 454 g,

Therefore, weight of person is,

156 lb =(156)(454)g= 70824 g= 70.824 kg

The weight of infant is  70.824 kg.

A person may invest up to 1.5 μg/kg/day of BPA.

Therefore, amount of BPA ingested to  70.824 kg person is calculated as,

for 1 kg = 1

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