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Ottawa Citizen: Bisphenol A Found in Unlikely Place: Cash Receipts
September 1, 2010, 12:47 pm
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By Brett Ruskin, The Ottawa Citizen August 29, 2010   The plastic water bottle you buy won’t have bisphenol A in it, but the receipt for it might. A series of recent studies have found high levels of the toxin in an unlikely but ubiquitous place: cash register receipts.

One study found that touching a receipt for five seconds with a single fingertip wiped off up to 23 micrograms of bisphenol A (BPA). The chemical could then find its way onto food and be ingested. The amount wiped off increases tenfold when all fingers contact the paper and “by an order of magnitude,” scientists say, when the paper is crumpled in one’s palm.

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