The urgent threat of hormone-disrupting chemicals to our health and future

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Sicker Fatter Poorer

Wow, a song in there some place.

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I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, humans have no idea how they actually impact the world (and in this case even their own health.)


The perversity of how product decision get driven by what people know about is really on display with BPA. BPA gets a lot of press, people realize it’s bad, so companies start replacing it in their products. Except it gets replaced by things that are worse, like BPS, but there’s been no public outcry about that, so people buy the damn stuff because it’s “BPA-free.” Even if you know about the dangers, it doesn’t necessarily help as the product may not give any information beyond “BPA-free,” so you’re screwed either way.


“silly cups” Does the author mean “sippy cups”?

Oh, there is so much more to the chemical soup we are living in. Consider the developmental issues associated with PFOA:

Or with methyl mercury in the environment:

And let’s not forget all the hormone mimics, as well as genuine hormones in drinking water:

Basically, we are all doomed. Nice knowing y’all.

But the EPA is gonna save us all!!

Dot matrix receipt printers are still made
So to solve the problem of thermal paper why don’return to old school plain or recycled paper roll and ikn ribbon? If it’s slow and noisy the solution is ink jet or similar technologies. For added bonus the ink on receipt will not fade.
By the way here sometimes happens, especially for home appliances or elecronics shops that you get a laser printer A4 sheet with the invoice, a thermal printed receipt from the POS and a thermal printer receipt for the credit card terminal. There is also an electronics shop that still prints invoices on a dot matrix printer with a tractor feed!

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