In recent years, the dangers of bisphenol A (BPA) have been the subject of many news and health reports. Research shows that elevated levels of BPA can lead to dangerous neurological and hormonal disruptions. As a result, many companies have voluntarily removed the chemical from plastic products such water bottles, food storage containers, baby bottles, and toys. But, did you know that another dangerous source of BPA is in cash register receipts? Many of the receipts that come from major retailers, grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, fast-food restaurants, post offices and automatic teller machines (ATMs) contain BPA that is easily absorbed through the skin.
Studies have found that people who continuously handle store receipts wind up with significantly elevated levels of BPA. Further concern is for people who handle BPA-coated receipts after sanitizing their hands or after touching fast food items. Aware of the potential health consequences of BPA, we at Village Green Apothecary are happy to let you know that we are using BPA-free receipts for the wellbeing of our employees and customers. Continue reading “Village Green Uses BPA-Free Receipts”Read More