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  1. #1 Bisphenol A 
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    Thermal receipt printers using papers coated with Bisphenol A are in the news. http://www.sciencenews.org/view/gene..._your_receipts

    How do we find out which stores are among the reputed 40% that pass the poison? A lone individual trying to protect friends and family would like to see a list. My inquiry from a warehouse store has been ignored. That tells me to shop elsewhere or wear gloves and discard receipt to their floor after passing the door-checker. Am too old to fight foul merchants. To hell with proof of purchase!

    Looking for survival ideas!


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    As long as you don't steep your tea in it or eat them to hide evidence of purchases on a regular basis, you shouldn't need to worry. Any substance you can ingest, inhale, or come in contact with can be considered toxic. Including water. What's concerning is the level of toxicity not the fact that toxins are present in every day things (hint: we aren't going to escape toxins).

    You don't need to wear gloves. The likelihood of any significant or dangerous level of toxin reaching you via just handling receipts is low.

    Until someone shows any evidence that unsafe amounts are being absorbed through the skin, this is just unnecessary fear-mongering on the part of the media.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinWalker
    The likelihood of any significant or dangerous level of toxin reaching you via just handling receipts is low.

    Until someone shows any evidence that unsafe amounts are being absorbed through the skin, this is just unnecessary fear-mongering on the part of the media.
    Thanks. You do give me pause that my reaction resembles panic. Casual skin contact given as much as a thousand times the contamination from an unknown value was alarming, and a checkout clerk might thus attain a million times the unknown value. I am still childlike enough to confuse a million with infinity. I find no objection to your removal of my posting if it seems the menace.

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    It might be interesting that my query to a warehouse store about their receipts has gone unanswered. They even ignored my request that they suspend my membership until they do get back to me. BPA uncertainties thus does serve to reflect upon the integrity of merchants we deal with, with good marks to such as Target where they have resorted to safe alternatives.

    Belay that, they finally got back to prompt this edit, just to say that happily there is no evidence (at the moment) that BPA will effect us. Now they have a good point, and come the day they stop us guys from swimming topless, then evidence will evidently be evident enough to be evidence.
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