BPA and Cash Register Receipts

“More Nonsense About BPA,” by American Council on Science and Health.
Sometimes the latest junk-science news makes us want to bang our heads against the wall. New York’s Suffolk County has just passed the “Safer Sales Slip Act,” banning the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal cash register slips. Fox 5 News in New York did interview ACSH’s Dr. Gilbert Ross about the ban — for a few moments, we guess to “balance” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s claims that BPA is an “endocrine disruptor” that is linked to everything from breast cancer to infertility to heart disease (Although “balance” may be an inaccurate description, since Dr. Ross was quoted for about 20 seconds, compared to the minute-plus given to Bellone). Read the full article in ACSH Dispatch.

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