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WEDNESDAY, JULY 28, 2010, 4:26 P.M.

Toxic receipts


The back of all Target receipts reminds customers that receipts are required for
The back of all Target receipts reminds customers that receipts are required for "All returns & exchanges" and that an ID may be required. More stores are requiring personal information such as phone numbers and addresses to help prevent fraud. (The Spokesman-Review)

The back of all Target receipts reminds customers that receipts are required for "All returns & exchanges" and that an ID may be required.

– Sheesh: The same toxic chemical—bisphenol A—that's shown up in baby bottles and canned goods is apparently also all over the receipts you get from stores and restaurants, and in much greater amounts. BPA was found in the coating used on cash register receipts in 40% of businesses tested, including McDonald's, Whole Foods, and Wal-Mart. It comes off on your hands, a scientist tells AOL News, and can get into your bloodstream through your skin. Read more. Caroline Miller, Newser.com
 
Without looking, how many receipts do you estimate you have in your car, wallet, pocket or purse?

 
 



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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.







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