More evidence that BPA laces store receipts

Problem is, you can't tell which ones host the hormone mimic.

By Janet Raloff, 15:15 PM July 27, 2010

People interested in limiting exposure to bisphenol A — a hormone-mimicking environmental contaminant — might want to consider wearing gloves the next time a store clerk hands over a cash-register receipt. A July 27 report by a public-interest research group has now confirmed many of these receipts have a BPA-rich powdery residue on their surface. But you can't tell which ones on the basis of a visual inspection.

A building block of polycarbonate plastics, bisphenol A is also a biologically a...

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