Study: Hand Sanitizers, French Fries Don’t Mix Well With BPA-Coated Receipts

October 24, 2014 5:08 AM

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A new study by researchers at the University of Missouri in Columbia reveals that people who used hand sanitizers, handled cash-register receipts and then ate French fries were quickly exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA).

BPA, commonly used to coat cash-register receipt paper, is an endocrine disruptor that has been linked to a long list of health problems, including various cancers, and has been banned in Canada and the European Union for use in baby bottles.

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