Careful handling those sales receipts. BPA can show up in some unexpected places, like your wallet. A December 2010 study from Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Washington Toxics Coalition found that 95% of the money they tested contained traces of BPA. How did it get there? Thermal paper receipts are coated in a powdery substance that contains BPA and that powder can easily transfer to money…or your skin.
To reduce your exposure and avoid transferring particles, don’t crumple up receipts in your hand and don’t put them next to your money. To go a step further, contact retailers and request that they stop using the coated receipts altogether.