Any good natural health care program should keep in mind aside from good nutrition, exercise, and avoidance
of alcohol and smoking, good hygiene. Keeping this under consideration there are concerns here in Syracuse about the
implications of a recent report which says paper money is contaminated with a toxic chemical.
Robert Preidt has reported for HealthDay “Paper Money Worldwide Tainted With BPA: Study.” According to a new study paper money worldwide is contaminated with the potentially toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA). Plastics and consumer products such as water bottles, household electronics and sports equipment are made from BPA.
It has been suggested by research that BPA is an endocrine disruptor. This means BPA acts like the hormone estrogen, and could be linked to a number of health problems. In an analyiss of 156 pieces of paper money from 21 countries it was found that all of the bills contained traces of BPA.
U.S. paper money had average levels of BPA. And it was found paper money from Brazil, the Czech Republic and Australia had the highest BPA levels, while bills from the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam had the lowest levels of BPA. The most likely source of the BPA contamination on the money is thermal paper used for cash register receipts.
It has been estimated daily intake of BPA via dermal absorption from handling paper currencies was on the order of a few nanograms per day. It would therefore appear wise to clean your hands well after handling cash. The report has been published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
Mandel News Service