Vandenberg comments on recent BPA research in Discover magazine

October 27, 2014

Laura Vandenberg, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, was recently quoted in a Discover magazine article about the potentially hazardous exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) that can result from handling receipts coated with the chemical. “In a fast food setting, I’ve seen sandwiches being placed directly on top of receipts, people putting the receipts in their mouths when they have a lot of items to carry, and people using receipts as napkins to wipe their mouths,” she says. “This should remind us that actual users don’t always handle materials the way we think they do.” Read more here.