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Hey, We Should Probably Stop Recycling Receipts

Also maybe don't touch them more than you need to.

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According to a piece in the New York Times, BPA can be absorbed into your body through your skin.

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This isn't a big deal for most people, but continued exposure to BPA over time can lead to the aforementioned health risks.

In the United States and Canada combined, recycling receipts made with BPA contributes 33.5 tons of BPA to the environment every year, leaving traces of it in our water, soil, air, sewage, and food.

So unless you're sure that your receipt is BPA free...

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