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Handling Thermal-Paper Receipts Linked to Increased BPA Levels in Urine — Physician’s First Watch

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February 26, 2014

Handling Thermal-Paper Receipts Linked to Increased BPA Levels in Urine

By Joe Elia

Prolonged handling of thermal-activated receipt paper without gloves increases bisphenol A (BPA) levels in urine, according to a research letter in JAMA.

BPA exposure has been associated with reproductive and neurodevelopmental abnormalities.

Volunteers handled the receipts for 2 hours without gloves. Urine specimens were obtained before and after handling. A week later, the same exercise was done — this time, volunteers wore nitrile gloves.

Ungloved handling increased urinary BPA more than threefold over baseline, whereas gloved handling showed no effect on BPA levels.

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