Receipts expose retail workers, consumers to ‘worrying’ levels of cancer-linked chemicals

receipt after payment in the supermarket

Retail workers across Canada are being exposed to “worrying” levels of BPA and BPS — hormone disrupting industrial chemicals that have been linked to diabetes, obesity, ADHD and breast and prostate cancers — by simply handling thermal paper receipts, according to the results of a new experiment by Environmental Defence Canada (EDC). To reach that conclusion, four environmentalists even put their bodies on the line.

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2019-02-08T10:05:32-04:00 February 8th, 2019|