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• The Los Angeles Times reports that Trader Joe’s is saying that “ it will remove two controversial substances from its register receipts.”

According to the story, “The chemicals — BPA and BPS — are widespread in register and ATM receipts, according to findings by the Ecology Center, a Michigan-based organization that works with consumers and companies to promote greener products and practices. A study released Wednesday in partnership with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, a coalition of environmental and health groups, showed BPA and BPS were found in 93% of 208 register receipts tested. They came from a variety of businesses, including major retailers, banks, and gas stations.”

Trader Joe’s is “now pursuing receipt paper that is free of phenol chemicals (including BPA and BPS), which we will be rolling out to all stores as soon as possible,” Mark Sloan, vice president of product marketing, said in a statement.
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