There is a growing concern over the potential human health effect of exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) in a wide variety of products. Below is information to help you decide if the presence of BPA in thermal receipt paper is important to you and your customers.
What is BPA?
· BPA is a mass-produced industrial chemical used primarily to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins.
· In Jan 2010, the US FDA announced that recent studies provide reason for concern about the potential adverse health effects of BPA in infants and children, especially for applications with direct food.
· Bans are in place in Japan, Canada, and a growing number of US states.
· Congress is considering a federal ban on bisphenol A in all food and beverage containers.
Why is BPA used in receipt paper?
· The coatings on direct thermal products contain a small amount of phenol-based coreactants, either BPA or diphenyl sulfones, that react with heat to produce the image on paper.
Why does POS Supply offer BPA free paper?
· We are committed to offer safe products for our customers.
What should I do next?
· Learn more about the concern over BPA.
· Opt out of the controversy by specifying BPA free products.