Experts Divided on BPA Plastic Safety, and New Findings About BPA in Thermal Paper Receipts

Our world is teeming with plastic, much of which is composed of bisphenol A (BPA), a known endocrine disruptor that has been shown to alter hormonal balance in animals and humans.

Plastic straw and grocery bag bans barely scratch the surface of the global plastic problem. | Image: John Cameron
Bisphenol A (BPA) is commonly used to make clear, shatter resistant plastics, such as those used in baby bottles, food storage containers, and toys. | Image: Joshua Coleman
Thermal paper receipts, like the one shown here, are a common source of BPA exposure. | Image: eHopper

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