Why Some Skin Care Products And Those Thermal Receipts May Be A Troubling Combination

October 22, 2014 11:00 PM

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Those little slips of paper that accumulate in our pockets and purses may do more than just document recent take-out meals, pumpkin spice lattes and shopping sprees. Receipts, according to a small study published Wednesday, could also deliver a potentially harmful rush of hormone-scrambling chemicals into our bodies.

The new research adds fuel to a heated public health debate, hinting that bisphenol A, or BPA -- a primary ingredient in thermal receipt paper used in cash registers, ATMs and some airline tickets -- might more readily leach from the paper and absorb through the skin than previously thought. Men and...

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