It’s official, we’re now 100% over-exposed to endocrine-disrupting bisphenol A (BPA). We already know about BPA in canned food products, water bottles, baby bottle, toys and other plastic products and now, a new study by John C. Warner, confirms that BPA can also be found in paper. Paper? Yup – BPA in paper is just one more thing for parents to think about. Super.
The new BPA paper report, published July 28 in Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, comes just after the Environmental Working Group (EWG) released their research report about finding BPA in 40% of 36 printed receipts. The receipts that EWG tested were collected from fast food restaurants, big retailers, grocery stores, gas stations and post offices in seven states and the District of Columbia.
According to EWG, paper receipts containing BPA were collected from McDonald’s, CVS, KFC, Whole Foods, Walmart, Safeway and the U.S. Postal Service. The Missouri scientists employed by EWG found that “The total mass of BPA on a receipt is 250 to 1,000 times greater than the amount of BPA typically found in a can of food or a can of baby formula, or that which leaches from a BPA-based plastic baby bottle into its contents.”