BPA In Thermal Paper
Thermal paper is commonly used for receipts because cash registers produce heat that causes a change in color in the paper. In other items such as hard plastics and food packaging, BPA is bound, meaning it leeches out over periods of time. In receipts however, BPA is unbound: there is consequently an especially high risk of exposure to BPA through handling receipts. Imaging working at a register, where you process hundreds of receipts each day! Exposure to BPA starts immediately upon contact with thermal paper receipts; once the chemical comes into contact with the skin, it can then be absorbed into the blood stream. All this information may seem overwhelming or frightening, but by being informed you can reduce your exposure to BPA from receipts!