|Reuters by Andrew M. Seaman
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Handling receipts may increase the body’s level of a chemical that has been linked to reproductive and neurological problems, suggests a new small study.
The researchers write in JAMA that bisphenol A – commonly known as BPA – typically enters the body when people eat food from a can. But it can also be absorbed through the skin from receipts, according to the study’s lead author.