BPA in receipts!!!

When I first saw this article in my daily Yahoo news, I was shocked. Then when I Googled it I found that this is not new!!! Where the hell have I been? I'm usually on top of stuff like this!

Did you know that those receipts we receive everyday from the grocery store, drive through... pretty much anywhere, are lined with BPA?!?! Thermal paper is dusted with it. Forget worrying about them in plastic, this stuff comes right off in our hands and we touch everything. I just picture my little baby sticking her fingers in her mouth and swallowing that awful stuff.

Because I'm not a scientist or a doctor (although sometimes I like to think I am), here are some links for some of the articles I did read.

NY Times
CBS News
Discover Magazine

For those of you who don't know the dangers of BPA it has been linked to cancer and obesity, just to name a few. I can't stop thinking about how I let my girls go through my purse and all those reciepts they took out. Why do we continue to allow these types of chemicals to be manufactured. Why are there not more strict regulations on chemicals that have been PROVEN to cause cancer and other problems? Does the government just not care about it's people? Do these manufacturers and mass producers laugh at the thought of what these products do?

Posted on March 19, 2013 .