a cash register receipt, bisphenol S

Bisphenol A (BPA) has acquired a nasty reputation as an endocrine disruptor. Manufacturers have been scrambling to find alternatives to this compound. But are the replacements, such as bisphenol S, really any safer?

Problems with BPA Replacements:

Replacing BPA in common products allows manufacturers to claim their goods are BPA-free. It doesn’t mean that the plastics, receipts or paper currency containing replacement compounds are safe.

Bisphenol S, or BPS, is one of the most widely used replacements. Testing in breast cancer cells shows, however, that BPS also mimics estrogen and is an endocrine disruptor.

Increased Risk of Breast Cancer:

Bisphenol S induced breast cancer cell growth just as estrogen does. The researchers believe that BPS might make breast cancer more aggressive.

Dinda et al, Endocrine Society annual meeting, Orlando, FL, April 1, 2017

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  1. Rick

    All plastics are toxic especially when they are oxidated by your body or by way of pyrolysis with heat! This produces the metabolite acrolein which is extremely toxic to humans , animals and aquatic species

  2. PattyPR

    I am so allergic to thermal cash register receipts, I cannot let them touch my bare skin. I get hives within a minute. The article has given me food for thought as I react the same to female hormone treatment, whether oral or patches.

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