Time-related bisphenol-A content and estrogenic activity in saliva samples collected in relation to placement of fissure sealants
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It was recently reported that estrogenic activity was detected in saliva samples collected during 1 h after placement of one fissure sealant (Delton) and this related to Bisphenol-A (BPA) content. The aim of the present study was to determine the time-related BPA content and estrogenic activity in saliva samples collected before and after placement of two fissure sealants each with a different monomer composition. Eight healthy male volunteers with no history of prior placement of fissure sealants or composite resin fillings had four molars sealed with either Delton LC (four people) or Visio-Seal (four people). Base-line saliva samples were collected preexperimentally, in the morning when fasting. Fissure sealants were placed and saliva samples collected immediately, 1 h and 24hs after placement of the fissure sealant. BPA was found in saliva samples collected immediately after placement of Delton LC (range 0.3–2.8 ppm). No detectable amounts of BPA were determined 1 h and 24 h after Delton treatment (detection limit ≤ 0,1 ppm). In base-line samples and in all samples collected from Visio-Seal treated individuals, no BPA was detected. In a recombinant yeast cell assay, significantly increased estrogenic activity was found in saliva samples collected immediately after placement of Delton LC sealant (P<0.05; ANOVA) whereas no statistically significant estrogenic activity was observed in the remaining groups. In conclusion, minute amounts of BPA, however considerably lower than previously reported, were detected in saliva samples collected immediately after but not 1 and 24 h(s) after placement of Delton LC fissure sealant. BPA was not detected after placement of Visio-Seal fissure sealant.
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