4. Pizza boxes
Though likely minimal amounts, the recycled materials in cardboard boxes like these can have traces of BPA.
Next time you’re at the grocery store, don’t check the receipt! Or wash your hands incredibly carefully after. Some have double the suggested safe limit of BPA (3.5 milligrams per day), according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. One chemist estimates that the average receipt has 60 to 100 milligrams, which would be up to 28 times the recommended amount! The only time you get it in your system is when you touch your hands to your mouth or food, so washing is key here.
6. Toilet paper
The supermarket paper product aisle does not offer solace from BPA! The insidious little chemical finds its way into recycled materials in your TP, according to a Denmark study. Two reasons to wash your hands—really well.
If you want this chemical removed from your diet, you can let the FDA know. We are avoiding it from ours, but you make your call. .
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