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Is This A Source Of BPA Exposure?

By Amanda L. Chan

It’s well-known that a common source of exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is through diet, since it can leach into food from water bottles, food containers and cans. But a new pilot study suggests another potential route for BPA exposure that you probably haven’t thought of before: handling receipts.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that people who handled thermal paper receipts for two hours without using gloves had higher concentrations of BPA in their urine, compared with when they used gloves. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health, University …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green