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Paper Currency Found To Contain BPA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Paper money worldwide contains bisphenol A, a potentially toxic substance found in plastics, thermal paper and other products, a U.S. scientific article says.

A study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology found the thermal-paper cash register receipts people routinely place near their currency in wallets, purses and pockets has led to a worldwide contamination of paper money with BPA, an endocrine disruptor linked to a variety of health problems.

The amounts of BPA on dollars, Euros, rubles, yuan and other currencies are higher than in house dust, researchers said, although human intake from currency is at least 10 times less than from house dust.

The scientists’ analysis of 156 pieces of paper money from 21 countries found that all contained traces of BPA, a release from the American Chemical Society said.

The highest BPA levels were in paper money from Brazil, the Czech Republic and Australia, while the lowest occurred in paper money from the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Levels in U.S. notes were about average, the researchers said.

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    Those among you who can’t understand what is so IMMORAL about having the Fed in America, I have a question for you wannabe wizards. WHAT is the minimum daily requirement for BPA? Isn’t it being treated in a way that’s not wholly different than nutrition? It’s almost funny, until you consider the source and the goal of that source.
    If you know anything about BPA, you should know why you don’t want it. And yet, our fearless slavers who poison our minds with the idea that fiat money has value have taken this to new heights. Now, we can feel “safe” about having BPA in our money.
    So what’s next? Will they change the formula so people will start dropping like flies? You could call it the “new Fed lottery.” Either you’re lucky, or you’re not. Oh, well.
    Thanks for nothing, utopians. “Nothing” is the best we’ll ever get from you.


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