Study finds money contaminated with BPA
By Jonathan Benson
A new test conducted by the Washington Toxics Coalition and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families
has revealed that the plastics chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) is most likely lurking in your wallet. According to the findings, nearly every dollar bill tested in the multi-state analysis revealed BPA contamination, likely from BPA-laden receipts that rub off onto the cash. [BPA has been linked to mutagenesis.]
The team sampled 22 one-dollar bills from the wallets of people from 18 states and Washington, D.C., and found that 21 of them tested positive for BPA
. While some samples contained only about .12 parts per million (ppm) of BPA, others contained up to 11 ppm, indicating that exposure
among the population can vary significantly.
Previous studies have already identified that the vast majority of money bills are covered in harmful pathogens and even drug residues, but the new study is one of the first of its kind to identify BPA on money. And the culprit seems to be receipt paper — which more often than not contains BPA on its surface — touching the bills.
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