You’ve undoubtedly heard about BPA in water bottles, canned food, even in receipts. Now, a new study reveals that BPA is ending in up napkins, paper towels, toilet paper and business cards.
4. Wash your hands—but avoid hand sanitizers. A recent Swiss study found that people who used those sanitizers then handled receipts absorbed more BPA into their skin than people who washed their hands before handling receipts.
“Ninety-four percent of the thermal receipts – except those from Japan – had measurable levels of BPA. Undetectable levels in Japanese receipts are related to the 2001 BPA phase-out in that country. Measurable amounts were also found in receipts claiming to be “BPA-free.”
So, what are we waiting for? Banning BPA will have clear and measurable results, just like in Japan. Look out how successful removing leaded gas and lead paint have been. Let’s get BPA out of our food, everyday items, and our bodies!
These dermal exposures are significantly less than food exposures, so be sure to reduce those exposures too.