Health and Detox: A Surprising Hidden Source of Toxins

cash register receiptI think most of us are familiar with the endocrine disrupter bisphenol-A (BPA). Most commonly we are told to avoid plastic containers and canned goods, as they are lined with this chemical. These have long been believed to be the most common point of exposure to BPA.

This article exposes a completely surprising (at least to me!) and alarming source of contact with this hormone disrupting chemical. Cash register receipts! As the article explains, although the amount you get from handling a cash register receipt is small, multiply that by the number of times you routinely handle them over the course of a week. And multiply that if you work in retail and handle many on a daily basis!

As with anything, effects may initially be small, but with repeated exposure they add up over time. And it doesn’t take long to be affected: five seconds of contact with the receipt was enough to transfer BPA to a person’s skin. If you keep your receipts in your wallet touching your paper money, they found the money is also contaminated with BPA.

So what can you do to protect yourself? If you are a cashier and handle multiple receipts over the course of a day, wear gloves. I’ve seen some of the cashiers in my supermarket wearing gloves. Don’t store the receipts in your wallet where it can contaminate your money. And whenever you have handled receipts or money, be sure to wash your hands.

Periodically doing some type of cleansing or detox is also a very smart idea and I highly recommend it!

Were you aware of BPA contamination from cash register receipts?

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8 Responses to Health and Detox: A Surprising Hidden Source of Toxins

  1. Matt Musico says:

    I won’t be keeping my receipts in my wallet anymore!

  2. Ann,

    I had heard that receipts have toxins and we should wash our hands after handling them but I dint know what toxin it was and the extent to which it contaminates. I handle a lot of receipts for W’s business so I will be more careful in the future.

    Have a Victorious Day!
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  3. debwilson2 says:

    Ann, I was unaware of this. I appreciate the information.

  4. Guess this changes my practice of storing receipts in my wallet! However, very seldom do I have cash in there though. Thanks for passing along!

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