What's in your receipt?

Here's one way to avoid BPA this holiday season

By Stephen Ornes, 14:13 PM November 29, 2010




Appleton Paper, a company in Wisconsin, makes the kind of paper used for sales receipts. Starting in the first two weeks of November, the company’s receipt paper comes with something new — tiny flakes of red fibers on the back. Next time you come across a receipt, flip it over and see whether you can see red.


If you do, rest easy — because Appleton’s receipts do not contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that has been in the news. Recent studies show BPA could be hazardous to your health. B...

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