What was discovered about the special paper used for the ATM is absolutely shocking. It was discovered that people that held that paper without gloves had increased levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine while the people that were holding it with gloves did not have increased BPA.
Bisphenol A has been tested many times till now and it was linked with certain hormonal disorders, problems with conception and brain development at little children. This chemical compound was found in some fabrics, hard plastics (for example those used for making baby’s bottles), and canned foods. And recently it was discovered that Bisphenol A is also used in making the special ATM paper that is used by POS-machines in the markets, highways and other places. This leads to a conclusion that numerous people are holding those papers in their hands without gloves.
Although this chemical compound has been tested many times till now, it is still not discovered the critical level of it in the urine. And that should be discovered as soon as possible, because it is of a big importance especially to people that work with these papers and there is no better example for that than cashier.