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 cash-register receipts. Starting in the first two weeks of November, the company’s receipt paper comes with something new. Tiny flakes of red fibers will show up 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 hazardo...

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