Green Living, Making Smart Choices for Living Healthy

Green Living:

My family and I have made a conscious effort to live green and avoid as many chemicals as possible. Everyday chemicals and toxins bombard us. They are found in our environment and are in the products we use. We try to eat naturally healthy foods and avoid prepackaged foods. We shop the local farmers market for fresh organically grown produce, cook homemade, wholesome dinners nightly, drink organic milk and eat free range eggs. I use cleaners that are non-toxic, some I even make myself. We have even thrown out our plastic containers and switched to stainless steel water bottles and glass bowls. As I was reading the paper this morning, I turned to the Dr. Oz. Column and saw an article about BPA. I know about BPA, Bisphenol A, (You know, the chemical that has been taken out of many water bottles and plastic items)Â  it is a chemical I have chosen to avoid because studies have shown that it is a hormone disruptor. It can also cause girls into puberty early. Studies have also linked BPA to cancer and obesity. We already switched from plastic, but as I began reading further, this article wasn't about plastic bottles. It was about the BPA found in receipts. Yep, your everyday grocery and shopping receipts. I was so surprised That receipts contain a hormone disruptor and a very high level (much greater than plastic water bottles.) Who would have thought, that paper could contain BPA? It turns out that thermal paper is coated with the chemical and as the thermal ink is heated and transferred, the BPA is released. After doing some research, I found that EWG (Environmental Working Group) has tested store receipts and has found levels of BPA at Safeway, Walmart, and even Whole Foods. You can read the full study at EWG.

Below is the graph of results from EWG's study on BPA in receipts:

BPA-free receipts, Go Green

How to Avoid BPA:you will find skin-friendly receipts, shipping supplies with us.

The best way to stay away from BPA is to prevent it all together and don't accept a receipt. Many stores will now email you your receipt such as Home Depot, J Crew, The Children's Place. If at all cost, it is necessary to get a receipt, wash your hands thoroughly after handling. Just put the receipt in an envelope to keep it separated so that it won't contaminate anything else.

Our Receipts are BPA Free!

At Skin Perfection, our customer's safety is crucial to us. All of our receipts and shipping materials do not contain BPA.

Posted in Going Green Tagged in Healthy Living