Target exposes MILLIONS of its customers to toxic bisphenols (BPA/BPS) in contaminated thermal receipt paper. Urge action from Target today!
Millions of Americans shop at Target every year and are unknowingly exposed to a hormone-disrupting chemical when they handle and sign Target receipts. This is especially problematic to pregnant women, small children and Target's own employees. And women are more at risk because they have thinner skin and therefore are more vulnerable to Target's receipts.
Bisphenols, including BPA, have been linked to a host of health problems like weight gain, infertility, complications during IVF fertilization, hyperactivity in children, lowering Vitamin D in the body, irregular heartbeat, diabetes, inflammation, oxidative stress, breast and prostate cancers.
Target recently published their chemical goals policy saying "Target is committed to driving transparency, proactive chemical management and innovation across all our owned and national brand consumer products and operations."
To abide by these chemical goals they are removing PFCs and flame retardant chemicals from textiles sold at their stores. This is a good first step, but we need the company to address its receipts immediately. We are demanding that Target protect its customers and do the following: