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Tip 12: Harmful Bisphenol-A in Receipts

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:40 AM
Tip 12: When they hand you out the receipt answer this: “No thank you, I am trying to cut down”.

This is my classic line when the waiter or clerk hands out the receipt. At least, the Apple Store sends me an electronic copy.

Why? Roughly 40% of the receipts that are handed out to you are lined up with the very harmful chemical Bisphenol-A. (BPA)This chemical has been shown many times over to be disruptive to the endocrine system. It has been linked from anything from low sperm count to cardiovascular disease.
How many receipts do you handle in a day? From the coffee shop to the movie theater…?

A recent paper by Li et al. (2010) demonstrated an inverse correlation between increased urine BPA levels and decreased sperm concentration and total sperm count.
Many can linings are still coated with Bisphenol-A. You may eating “organic tofu” out of the can, and still loading up with the very harmful chemical that is associated with multiple birth defects.  To read more:

Do every body a favor, keep your receipts out of the recycling box, so that the bisphenol A does not end up in the water supply..

Copyright ©2011 Charles Poliquin




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