Bisphenol A, or BPA, is an industrial chemical used to make two common synthetics:
- Polycarbonate, a clear, rigid, shatter-resistant plastic found in a wide variety of consumer products, including food and drink containers.
- Epoxy resins, used in industrial adhesives and high-performance coatings. Epoxy coating lines most of the 131 billion food and beverage cans made in the U.S. annually.
EWG's test of major retailers' store receipts conducted in 2010, found that 40 percent were coated with BPA. The chemical can rub off on hands or food items. Some may be absorbed through the skin.
BPA can be found in canned foods, plastics, and store receipts. See EWG for more information
How to limit exposure to BPA in receipts
- Say no to receipts when possible
- Keep receipts in an envelope.
- Never give a child a receipt to hold or play with.
- Wash your hands before preparing and eating food after handling receipts.
- Do not recycle receipts and other thermal paper. BPA residues will contaminate recycled paper.
Thank you for your email and interest in Earth Fare! I am pleased to let you know, the receipt paper we use is BPA free. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with. Hope you have a great week.
Front End Specialist
Earth Fare the healthy supermarket