State lawmakers targeting harmful chemical found in receipts

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A harmful chemical found in paper receipts is the target of a crackdown in Illinois.

State senators passed a measure Tuesday that would prohibit BPA from being used in paper for business and banking records. Cash register paper and debit card and sales receipts would be included.

For more on BPA in receipt paper, see this GLRPPR webinar, which discusses the health impacts of BPA and describes a project by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to work with Minnesota retailers to switch to alternative receipt paper.

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