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Protect Yourself From Toxics in Thermal Paper

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
23-04-011February 2023May 2024
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Author(s) Washington State Department of Ecology
Description Bisphenols are chemicals found in common products such as water bottles and thermal paper cash register receipts. They have negative health impacts.
People who come in frequent contact with these receipts, like cashiers and customers, are most at-risk. There are several actions you can take to reduce exposure to bisphenols for customers and staff. Ecology will provide up to $1000 to qualifying businesses that stop using bisphenol receipts. Contact your Pollution Prevention Specialist or Ecology representative for more information.
The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. To help us meet that goal, please consider the environment before you print or request a copy.

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Keywords Product Replacement Program, product replacement, bisphenol A, business, businesses, bisphenols, BPA, receipt paper
WEB PAGE Product Replacement Program