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Study: 'harmful' chemicals found in nearly all shop receipts

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Do shop receipts contain 'cancer-causing chemicals'?

"Up to 90 per cent of receipts contain cancer-causing chemicals, experts have warned," the Mail Online reports.

In a new study, researchers looked at whether the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could be found in shop, till, cashpoint or similar types of receipts.

BPA used to be widely used in the manufacture of plastics and resins. It's now less widely used because of health concerns that exposure to BPA could cause a range of health problems, such as obesity, heart disease and prostate and breast cancer, as it can disrupt the effects of certain hormones.

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