Everyone loves Target, but what we don’t love is their toxic thermal receipt paper. Target coats their receipt paper with a hormone-disrupting chemical called bisphenol-S (BPS) that easily gets onto your hands and into your body. Independent scientists are very concerned about the exposure rates that thermal receipt paper has on humans. It’s said that thermal receipt paper is one of the major contributors to bisphenols inside our bodies. Therefore, if companies like Target stopped using thermal receipt paper coated with bisphenols, we would have far less of it inside our system.
Mamavation is petitioning Target to offer digital receipts and reformulate to bisphenol-free receipt paper in order to protect their customers.
And you can sign this petition here,
Bisphenols like BPA & BPS are hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to weight gain, infertility, hyperactivity in children, early puberty & cancers. These chemicals are found in 93% of thermal receipts. In powder form, they easily come off into my hands and then later in my bloodstream. And recently, the European Union just banned BPA in thermal receipt paper and then commissioned a study on the impacts of BPS in receipt paper. We are confident (based on what the independent science already says about BPS) that when they get those results back, they will also be banning BPS. Does Target need to wait for all that? If they truly are a dynamic brand that seeks to protect their customers, wouldn’t it make sense to get in front of this issue right now? We think so!
Join #targetreceipts Twitter Party Tuesday & Win Prizes
Join us this Tuesday, June 26th for a Twitter Party telling Target we need them to change their receipt paper from 6pm to 7:30pm PST (9-10pm EST). Let’s get together and make sure they hear us! And if you’ve never been to a twitter party before read this post.
Who: Leah Segedie & the Mamavation community
What: #Targetreceipts Twitter Party
When: June 26th
Time: 6pm PST/9pm EST to 7:30pm PST/10:30pm EST
@Bookieboo, Leah Segedie & Founder of Mamavation
Giveaways During #targetreceipts Twitter Party
- Copies of Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier (All Without Driving Your Family Crazy!) (10 winners)
How to RSVP & Enter the Giveaways:
- Share about this post on Twitter, Facebook, Google or any other platform. Here are some sample tweets you can cut and paste for entries. You can also make up your own if you direct them back to this page or the petition page, bit.ly/targetreceipts. Please remember to use the #targetreceipts hashtag so we see it!
“Join the #targetreceipts Twitter Party compelling @Target to remove toxic chemicals in receipt paper at 6pm PST on 6/26. Prizes from @mamavation too! http://bit.ly/2loVxrL ”
“Every time you sign a @Target receipt, you get toxic bisphenols (BPS) on your hands that ends up in your bloodstream! Sign this petition telling them to cut that out! bit.ly/targetreceipts #targetreceipts”
“Did u know that @target is putting us all in danger every time we sign their receipts? It contains bisphenol (BPS) in powdered form that gets on our hands. This chemical is very problematic to health! SIGN THIS PETITION, http://bit.ly/targetreceipts #targetreceipts “
2. Fill out this form so I have your address in case you win
3. Show up and start tweeting during the party. Each tweet using #targetreceipts enters you to win.
Hit the linky below to let your friends know you are coming!