Bisphenol A (BPA) & Bisphenol S (BPS)

BPA is found in children's toys, polycarbonate plastic, sports bottles, canned food and other products. BPA and BPS is found in thermal receipt paper.

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Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in polycarbonate plastic—usually marked with recycling symbol No. 7 and “PC”. Not all No. 7 plastic contains BPA, so look for products specifically labeled as "BPA-free." Most canned foods and metal jar lids have BPA-based linings, unless the company has indicated otherwise, and are thought to be a major source of current BPA exposure.

Bisphenol S (BPS) is found in some thermal paper cash register receipts, and appears to have similar health risks as BPA.

Take ActionTell retailers to stop selling products made with BPA, BPS, and other chemicals.

* Under our weak federal laws, it's impossible for us to know all the uses of BPA and BPS in consumer products. As a result, this is not an exhaustive list of all products containing BPA or BPS.