It was found that people who touch the paper without gloves, have a extended levels of bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine, while people who have used gloves in contact, did not have availability of BPA in urine.
Bisphenol A has been tested many times and found to be associated with causing certain hormonal problem / simulate the hormone estrogen / and disrupts the activity of the endocrine system
This substance is found in hard plastics and also in thermal paper receipts, which is used by POS devices.
According to the online magazine Chemical Watch is need to ban BPA in thermal paper (cash receipts), the restriction applies to thermal paper containing BPA at concentrations equal to or greater than 0.02% by weight.
The substance is absorbed faster when combined with other substances, including sunscreen, body lotion or soap.
People can absorb this harmful substance and if wipe the mouth, after held receipts, warning the doctors.
The chemical bisphenol-A, although it is banned for use in the manufacture of bottles for babies continues to be used not only in the ink for printing of cash receipts but also in most plastic packaging for food, cans, aluminum containers and toys.
Here are some important tips to protect yourself:
– Refuse receipts, when it is possible.
– Never give to a child to play with receipts.
– Always wash your hands after touching the receipts.