Just when I thought it was safe… and that I was avoiding BPA wherever possible. Oh, No! Look at this article from the Environmental Working Group

Synthetic estrogen BPA coats cash register receipts

The plastic component bisphenol A (BPA) has been in the headlines nonstop as scientists, health experts and consumers press for a federal ban on food packaging made with this synthetic estrogen, shown to leach readily into infant formula, beverages and canned food. But most Americans are probably unaware that they are regularly exposed to the same endocrine-disrupting chemical in cash register receipts.

I’m confused now. I use glass-only in my food storage, baby bottles, and have a stainless steel water bottle. I no longer purchase food in cans, because of the BPA-lining. And now it’s in receipts?  It’s not like I can’t go shopping. Is there no way to avoid this toxin???

Read the complete article here.

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