The French government has proposed that there should be a ban on the use of hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper (e.g. till receipts) - but industry is now arguing that the alternatives are less well understood. Since the French Government's proposal for an EU wide ban on BPA in thermal paper, which CHEM Trust has supported, further research has been … [Read more...] about Are there safer alternatives to Bisphenol A in thermal paper?
New research shows that thermal receipt paper - which you probably have sitting in your purse or wallet now - can contaminate your hands with hormone disrupting Bisphenol A (BPA), which can then be absorbed into your body. The research, published today in the peer reviewed open access journal PLOS ONE (full paper here), looked at what happened if men and women held receipts … [Read more...] about Hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol A can transfer from receipts into our bloodstream
The hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is currently used in around 70% of thermal paper in the EU - the paper that is used for many till receipts in shops. The French Government has proposed that there should be an EU-wide ban on this use of Bisphenol A, due to the risks to workers and consumers. Their detailed submission is available on the European Chemical Agency … [Read more...] about Hormone disrupting Bisphenol A should be banned from use in thermal paper