Bisphnol A is considered mildly toxic and requires some special handling precautions, but can easily be handled in most chemistry laboratories. It can be shipped without special precautions. It is sold in the United States by Sigma Aldrich as product number 239658 (and probably other suppliers) and is available for immediate shipment.
Here is a Material Saftey Data Sheet for it:http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/MSDS/MSDS/D ... SDSPage.do
There are probably restrictions on sale to other than recognized laboratories (true of most chemicals now), so you may have to order it through your school or mentor’s laboratory.
Here is a like to the Sigma Aldrich product page:http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/Loo ... N25=0&F=PR
Hope this helps. Good luck on the project!
Barrett L Tomlinson