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Seattle-based PCC Natural Markets announced yesterday that "customers at all ten locations now receive receipts made from paper free of Bisphenol A (BPA) and Bisphenol S (BPS), compounds linked to a variety of health concerns. BPA has been banned from baby bottles and sippy cups and has been voluntarily eliminated by manufacturers of some other consumer products … "In recent years, PCC had been using a double-sided receipt paper which, while free of BPA, contains BPS. BPS is suspected of having toxic effects similar to those of BPA."

In a prepared statement, Nancy Taylor, PCC’s director of human resources, said, " “PCC provides more than 7 million transaction receipts annually, touched first by our cashiers and then put into the hands of our customers. We are pleased to provide Appvion’s Alpha Free paper, which we believe to be much safer to use in an environment where food is handled and sold.”
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