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  • Again, we are made aware of the health hazards of endocrine disrupting chemicals. Our choice should NEVER be to replace one bad chemical with another...

    Let’s continue to work together to remove them from the marketplace.

    Thermal Reaction: The Spread of Bisphenol S via Paper Products
    Lindsey Konkel March 1, 2013

    "In January 2013 county executive Steve Bellone of Suffolk, New York, made history when he signed the “Safer Sales Slip Act,” a first-in-the-nation ban of thermal receipt paper coated with bisphenol A (BPA).1,2 BPA, used as a developer in thermal papers, has been linked in some animal studies to adverse reproductive and metabolic effects, while epidemiologic evidence shows an association with thyroid effects.3 But the safety of structurally similar bisphenol S (BPS), a widely used BPA replacement, has itself come under question, with one recent study indicating the compound disrupts cell signaling at extremely low doses." read more..



    Konkel, L. Thermal Reaction: The Spread of Bisphenol S via Paper Products. EHP. March 1, 2013. Available at: http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/2013/03/121-a76/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=121-a76. Accessed March 1, 2013.