Study: Paper money shows traces of BPA

December 8, 2010 8:48:00 AM PST
You could be carrying contaminated cash in your wallet.

A study released Wednesday shows bisphenol A rubs off of cash register receipts and can get onto paper money and even your skin.

BPA is widely used in plastics and cash register paper.

The chemical has been linked to cancer, diabetes and infertility, but experts believe the levels detected on receipts and cash are safe.

The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, and the Washington Toxics Coalition published the report.


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