BPA is found on shopping receipts

07/27/2010 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A study by The Environmental Working Group found bisphenol-A was present on 40% of receipts from supermarkets, gas stations and ATMs, which could explain why BPA is in the urine of 93% of Americans. It is unknown how much of the chemical is absorbed into the skin, but the amount of BPA on receipts was, in some cases, 1,000 times the amount found in the epoxy lining of canned food.

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