Title

The effect of Bisphenol A administered in concentrations found within natural release from pollution on the growth and production of Brassica rapa

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Botany

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Endocrine disruptors have been a topic of growing concern among many in recent years. Bisphenol A is a widely known endocrine disruptor. The research done on BPA and other various endocrine disruptors has been mainly focused on the effect they have on hormones within mammals or fish or the effects they have on the growth and development of these organisms. The purpose of this study is to determine how endocrine disruptors potentially affect plant life. It was hypothesised that higher concentrations of BPA would most affect Brassica rapa seeds. 140 Brassica rapa seeds were exposed to concentrations of 0 g/l, 0.1 g/l, 0.3 g/l and 0.5 g/l of BPA by being watered with these solutions once every two days. After the plants were fully matured, the dry mass of the plants were taken.

Location

Neville 105

Start Date

4-14-2018 9:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 9:45 AM

The effect of Bisphenol A administered in concentrations found within natural release from pollution on the growth and production of Brassica rapa

Neville 105

Endocrine disruptors have been a topic of growing concern among many in recent years. Bisphenol A is a widely known endocrine disruptor. The research done on BPA and other various endocrine disruptors has been mainly focused on the effect they have on hormones within mammals or fish or the effects they have on the growth and development of these organisms. The purpose of this study is to determine how endocrine disruptors potentially affect plant life. It was hypothesised that higher concentrations of BPA would most affect Brassica rapa seeds. 140 Brassica rapa seeds were exposed to concentrations of 0 g/l, 0.1 g/l, 0.3 g/l and 0.5 g/l of BPA by being watered with these solutions once every two days. After the plants were fully matured, the dry mass of the plants were taken.