Avoid BPA Exposure from Cash Register Receipts
- Saturday, 23 October 2010
It seems there's no escaping Bisphenol-A (BPA). Another study, published in Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews earlier this summer, and an Environmental Working Group (EWG) research report have shown that measurable levels of BPA are still being found on thermal paper receipts used for cash registers and credit card/debit machines.
In the study authored by John C. Warner, eight of 10 cash register receipts collected from suburban Boston-area stores had measurable levels of BPA, and the EWG report found 14 of 36 receipts collected from fast food restaurants, retailers, grocery stores, gas stations, and post offices tested positive for BPA, an endocrine-disrupting chemical used in plastics.