When you go to CVS and get a receipt that's three miles long, it turns out they just handed you three miles of poison.

According to MarketWatch, a new study by an environmental nonprofit out of Michigan called The Ecology Center, store receipts could be making you sick.  Really sick.

They tested a bunch of receipts at grocery stores, restaurants, and major retail chains, and they found that because of the thermal printers the stores use, 93% of their receipts tested positive for the chemicals BPA or BPS.

Those chemicals have been linked to negative effects on your hormones and your metabolism . . . and they've even been linked to things like infertility and autism.

And, according to The Ecology Center, 90% of our exposure to these chemicals comes from receipts.

So what should you do?  Obviously, try not to handle receipts . . . but if you do, wash your hands before you eat.  And if you work in a store where you're touching receipts all day long, think about wearing gloves.

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