Recently due to heat. This is what a
Recently tested and discovered, that the receipts you get from the store might be a dangerous health hazard. Even though the receipt paper looks like any other paper but just lighter. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, the receipt is covered by chemicals that change to color due to heat. This is what a receipt does to get the words on it, instead of using ink. This process is called bisphenol A. So far, from what is researched, the chemical ‘ink’ can go into the human skin and go into the body. If it enters it can imitate the hormones (it helps and controls body activities. BPA can even lead to cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and even cancer. Fortunately, paper companies have been aware of this and have been looking for a better option. But two of those replacements have done the same exact thing as BPA or maybe even worse. An experiment was carried out, to figure out which chemicals are used in this process. 77 cashiers were tested. Each receipt contained one of the three chemicals discussed earlier (BPS, BPSIP and BPA).The one flaw in this experiment that no one really knew much about BPSIP. This meaning that they didn’t know if it was used on the receipt or not. The makers of the receipt with BPSIP, aren’t at fault because legally they don’t have to list every single chemical in their product, even food that might contain it.The experimenters also tested the urine and blood of the cashiers. A lot of them had these dangerous chemicals in their body. Many had one or more of the color-change chemicals in their bodily fluids. But most already had this before the experiment, from, most likely, from the receipts.The cashiers that handled the receipts with BPS on them Even one shift, the workers had approximately doubled the concentration of BPS in the urine Although when it came to the 12 cashiers with the BPSIP receipts. The BPSIP was not in urine but in the blood of the cashiers slightly. Remember, they aren’t certain if its 100% BPSIP, so the other 2 chemicals had similar statistics in the blood department as well. One out of every three of the volunteers who aren’t cashiers for their job had the chemical already in their urine. This might suggest that BPSIP isn’t only used receipts.With 33 cashiers dealing with BPA receipts, BPA concentration did not change much. A reason may be that BPA isn’t only in receipts so they might of already be in other paper related products or even covering.While scientist’s and companies are working together to find a good, cheap chemical that isn’t dangerous, receipts, for now, aren’t as innocent as they seem to be.