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Thermal Paper Cash Register Receipts Account for High Bisphenol A (BPA) Levels in Humans, MU Study Finds

Using skin care products dramatically accelerates BPA absorption

Oct. 22, 2014

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as water bottles, dental composites and resins used to line metal food and beverage containers, and also is used in thermal paper cash register receipts. Now, research conducted at the University of Missouri is providing the first data that BPA from thermal paper used in cash register receipts accounts for high levels of BPA in humans. Subjects studied showed a rapid increase of BPA in their blood after using a skin care product and then touching a store receipt with BPA.  Full Story
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MU Joins the Women’s Foundation in Research Partnership to Examine Status of Missouri Women

Research to reveal areas of need to improve lives of Missouri families

Oct. 16, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri and The Women’s Foundation have announced a research partnership with the goal of improving the lives of Missouri families. The Women’s Foundation has already begun conducting focus groups around the state, as MU researchers have been crafting an innovative research database operated by the Center for Applied Research in Economics (CARES). The CARES database combines economic and social data from around the country in a single, easy-to-access online portal.  Full Story
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