From the BPA Files: How Bad Are Paper Receipts For Us?

February 7, 2012 / No Comments

We've been bombarded over the past few years with news about the dangers of BPA (Bisphenol-A), a suspected toxic chemical in many plastics. Almost every plastic item these days has a label declaring it to be BPA-free and all healthy and good for the environment - as good as plastic can be, I suppose. But many of us were surprised by the ...

Did You Know Paper Cash Comes Contaminated with BPA?

August 11, 2011 / No Comments

When you heard that the increasingly controversial plastics ingredient Bisphenol A, or BPA, was found in credit card receipts and other thermal copies, you probably thought, “fine, I’ll use cash”. But now there’s evidence that your good paper money is also contaminated with the stuff. Whether you’re using Euros, dollars, rubles or yuans, you’re being exposed to BPA on a ...

Ban on BPA in Children’s Products: China & Malaysia Join the League

May 30, 2011 / No Comments

It remains a mystery as to why all nations still don’t implement a ban on BPA, even after it has had serious implications on children’s health. However, in what could be seen as a welcome sign, China and Malaysia have come forward in ruling out BPA from baby products. China's Ministry of Health has officially declared its plans to ban BPA-contained ...

BPA In Cash Register Receipts: Cause For Major Green Concern?

July 28, 2010 / 1 Comment

New research done by a non profit research organization in Washington DC shows that high levels of BPA (Bisphenol-A) are found in cash register receipts. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) says their research that the cash register receipts had levels of BPA that were hundreds of times higher than amounts found in plastic water bottles, canned foods and baby bottles.