Learn About BPA in Hospitality Industry Receipts
Release Date: Mar 21, 2013
Many printed receipt papers contain Bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is often used as an ink developer in thermal receipt paper and is a chemical that can cause health hazards. Studies have found that thermal receipts from the hospitality industry can contain 250 to 1,000 times more BPA greater than what is FDA regulated. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and its project partner, the Stratford Companies, with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is launching a statewide project to help reduce the use of thermal receipt papers. Visit the MPCA website to find out more.