A part of me always suspected this, but didn't really have any info about it to back it up. But all those BPA-free labels on plastic bottles and containers are pointing towards clever marketing again.
New research suggests that BPA alternatives that companies are using, namely BPS and BPSIP, are just as harmful to humans as BPA. This effectively nullifies any effort companies have been making to promote their products as better alternatives to previous manufacturing processes. One of the chemicals mentioned above, BPS, is commonly found in cashier receipts and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences noted that BPS levels doubled after just one shift of handling receipts.
In an August study in Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers found that BPA, BPS, and BPSIP can be found in the blood and urine of cashiers who handled receipts coated with at least one of the compounds. For those who worked with BPS-laden receipts, the levels of BPS in cashiers' urine doubled after a shift. The data follows a 2012 study suggesting that BPS was widely used in receipt papers and could be found on many other papers, such as currency. Another 2012 study that examined 315 urine samples collected from the United States, China, India, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Vietnam found that 81 percent tested positive for BPS.
What to do now? Glass and porcelain bottles?