When an item is physically small, it may not convey the impact it has on the world. Paper receipts are small slips that carry with them vast environmental costs and can pose risks to our health through direct contact.
By Hannah Helsabeck, Wild Mint With Halloween decorations down and costumes boxed up for next year, it’s time to pawn off that extra candy to make room for all those comfort foods that make November so delicious! And I don’t know if you agree, but as soon as October is over, all I can think […]
The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition is rooted in facts and hard numbers: from scientific studies that indicate a link between toxic chemicals and harmful diseases and health disorders, to the Congressional co-sponsors we need to pass TSCA reform, to the sheer number of people who support our platform. But the truth is that the […]
A new study was released giving new meaning to the phrase “toxic assets.” “On The Money: BPA on Dollar Bills and Receipts” set out to investigate the extent to which thermal receipt paper containing bisphenol A (BPA) has permeated the market, and whether this hormone-disrupting chemical is escaping onto the money that lies close to […]
Produced in quantities of about six billion pounds each year worldwide, BPA is one of the most widely used chemicals of all time. Present in 93% of all Americans, scientists studying BPA have hypothesized the major route of human exposure is through food, as BPA is used as a liner in nearly all canned food […]