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10:24am, December 3, 2010

Receipt of BPA risk news
Thank you so much for your recent article (“Receipts a large and little-known source of BPA,” SN: 8/28/10, p. 5) on the possible dangers of touching cash register receipts! One group you may have overlooked as being at risk was accountants and bookkeepers. I own a small tax and accounting shop where we handle literally thousands of clients’ receipts every year. Sometimes we wear latex gloves, just because the receipts are dirty (such as from a machine shop or auto repair), but now I will insist my employees do so more often, especially any young women who may become pregnant. I am giving a copy of your article to everyone who works here and mailing one to other accounting offices in the area. Accounting offices everywhere should somehow be alerted to this danger.
Maggie Seedorf, Taylor, Mich.

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