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Washington Post: Disputed Chemical Bisphenol-A Found in Paper Receipts
August 9, 2010, 1:47 pm
Filed under: News

By Lyndsey Layton, Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

As lawmakers and health experts wrestle over whether a controversial chemical, bisphenol-A, should be banned from food and beverage containers, a new analysis by an environmental group suggests Americans are being exposed to BPA through another, surprising route: paper receipts.

The Environmental Working Group found BPA on 40 percent of the receipts it collected from supermarkets, automated teller machines, gas stations and chain stores. In some cases, the total amount of BPA on the receipt was 1,000 times the amount found in the epoxy lining of a can of food, another controversial use of the chemical.

 Read further at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/26/AR2010072605001.html

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