The next time the cashier asks, “Would you like your receipt?” the healthiest response might be, “No thanks!” That’s because a small but troubling new study finds that touching a cash register receipt can increase your body’s absorption of a controversial chemical used in the receipt’s coating.
Do you have canned food that dates from the Reagan years? When was the last time you replaced your mascara? Or your contact lens case? Are you storing leftovers in Tupperware that's older than a kindergartner? Do you know where to take those old cans of paint in your garage?
This definitely falls into the "I've got good news and bad news" category - it's not JUST the food we eat that's packing on the pounds. It's almost everything we use, eat, drink, touch and smell in our modern lives - and it's even affecting our babies. (That's the worst of the bad news to this new grandma. Shout out to Lorelei Grace born 6/20!)
Well, this is a little scary. the FDA has announced their concern over BPA - or Bisphenol A - an estrogen-like chemical found in plastic that could potentially cause health problems to folks of all ages. While fetuses, infants and children could be susceptible brain and prostate gland issues, they're not the only ones who could get sick. AARP Bulletin reports:
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