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Old 07-21-2012, 04:01 PM
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Exclamation Receipt Till/Paper is Toxic for us and birds

i hate to be the bearer of bad news....but i saw a post recently with a parrot shredding real receipt paper rolls in someone's thread but i couldn't find it.

The paper may be toxic and contains bpa. there are non toxic ones available, too. i hope the ones for birds, sold with toys are fine. i guess you have to check the description. most stores use the bad paper when we purchase something. You can read about it here:

BPA: Paper Receipts Found To Contain Disputed Chemical

also, there are more articles available all over. just search "receipt paper toxic"

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Old 07-21-2012, 05:45 PM
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Re: Receipt Till/Paper is Toxic for us and birds

Thanks for posting this. I had never heard about it. It's good to know this.
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Old 07-21-2012, 05:49 PM
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Re: Receipt Till/Paper is Toxic for us and birds

it seems like nothing in this world is good for anyone~ my guy loves shredding those rolls
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:01 AM
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Re: Receipt Till/Paper is Toxic for us and birds

Quote: Originally Posted by Conuregirl View Post
i hate to be the bearer of bad news....but i saw a post recently with a parrot shredding real receipt paper rolls in someone's thread but i couldn't find it.

The paper may be toxic and contains bpa. there are non toxic ones available, too. i hope the ones for birds, sold with toys are fine. i guess you have to check the description. most stores use the bad paper when we purchase something. You can read about it here:

BPA: Paper Receipts Found To Contain Disputed Chemical

also, there are more articles available all over. just search "receipt paper toxic"
It might have been me - but my recommendation was the one from MyParrotShop, which was designed for parrots. Senior Accountant - Hanging Toys - My Parrot Shop - Parrot Toys and Parrot Supplies in Australia



Was this the one you're referring to, or was there another post about using the "real" receipt rolls?
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:06 AM
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Re: Receipt Till/Paper is Toxic for us and birds

Quote: Originally Posted by Conuregirl View Post
i hate to be the bearer of bad news....but i saw a post recently with a parrot shredding real receipt paper rolls in someone's thread but i couldn't find it.

The paper may be toxic and contains bpa. there are non toxic ones available, too. i hope the ones for birds, sold with toys are fine. i guess you have to check the description. most stores use the bad paper when we purchase something. You can read about it here:

BPA: Paper Receipts Found To Contain Disputed Chemical

also, there are more articles available all over. just search "receipt paper toxic"
Thanks for the heads up. I've emailed MyParrotShop to find out what their till rolls are made of as a safety precaution, as I've recommended the product to a few people, and use it myself.

I trust MyParrotShop, and from my knowledge, it was plain paper, I just want to hear confirmation from their rep to be sure.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:09 AM
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Re: Receipt Till/Paper is Toxic for us and birds

Quote: Originally Posted by Washington Post
The Environmental Working Group found BPA on 40 percent of the receipts it collected from supermarkets, automated teller machines, gas stations and chain stores. In some cases, the total amount of BPA on the receipt was 1,000 times the amount found in the epoxy lining of a can of food, another controversial use of the chemical.
Full Article: Disputed chemical bisphenol-A found in paper receipts

Absolutely crazy... And to think, how many people do you see who walk around and hold a receipt in their mouth whilst trying to find their keys in a pocket or bag?

I'm assuming that that is what allows receipts to 'fade' and still have that kind of 'glossy' feel to them. Worrying when you think about it.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:13 AM
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Re: Receipt Till/Paper is Toxic for us and birds

Just got a reply back. They're quick!

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Hi,

Never fear. The rolls we sell are plain paper rather than the paper used in Direct Thermal Receipt printers.

Kind regards,

Caroline Greville
Manager
My Parrot Shop
So the till rolls from MyParrotShop are safe. Though, I would recommend checking other stores and contacting them directly if you are wary.
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Re: Receipt Till/Paper is Toxic for us and birds

I'm pretty sure that the receipt tape they are referring to is the quick printing sort that is, I think, heat reactive. You likely could just pick up some adding machine rolls that are--unless i'm sorely mistaken--are made from normal paper.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:10 PM
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Re: Receipt Till/Paper is Toxic for us and birds

We did checking on this prior to getting calculator paper for MAC.

It is imperative that it IS NOT thermal paper.

It must be plain white calculator paper.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:40 AM
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Re: Receipt Till/Paper is Toxic for us and birds

Quote: Originally Posted by azdesertrhino View Post
We did checking on this prior to getting calculator paper for MAC.

It is imperative that it IS NOT thermal paper.

It must be plain white calculator paper.
Yeah, I believe that the thermal paper, that has the water resistant surface.glossy finish is what contains BPA
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