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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:35 AM

NY County Bans BPA-Laced Register Receipts

NY County Bans BPA-Laced Register Receipts

WASHINGTON--(ENEWSPF)--December 10 - New York’s Suffolk County will soon ban retailers from issuing register receipts that contain the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol-A, or BPA.

“This action by Suffolk County is another example of strong leadership by state and local elected leaders protecting the public from exposure to this toxic chemical while the federal government vacillates,” said Heather White, Executive Director of Environmental Working Group.

Legislator Steve Sterns (D-Huntington) authored the measure adopted by the Suffolk County Legislature.

In 2009, the Suffolk County Legislature approved a bill authored by Stern to bar the sale of baby bottles and sippy cups that contained BPA. It became the first U.S. governmental body to take action against BPA, a synthetic estrogen that can disrupt the hormone system.

“Thank you to Legislator Stern and the Suffolk County Legislature for once again being a stellar role model for our entire nation by banning the estrogenic, toxic chemical BPA in sales receipts,” said Laura Weinberg, president of the Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition.

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/science-a-environmental/39013-ny-county-bans-bpa-laced-register-receipts-.html

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niyad Dec 2012 #1
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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:26 AM

1. could someone please explain what the hell bpa is doing on register receipts anyway? the

article does not explain it.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:16 AM

2. probably added to paper or ink.

Industry always finds ways to use/sell their toxic residues..

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