Not Just Inflation: A Surprising New Risk Of The U.S. Dollar And Other Fiat Currencies
by George Washington
Precious metal fans claim that the paper money in your wallet or purse are continually shrinking in value. And see this, this and this.
But it may be making you fat.
Specifically, paper money contains bisphenol-A, more commonly known as BPA. The San Francisco Chronicle reported in 2008:
Twenty-one out of the 22 $1 bills tested in California, 17 other states and Washington, D.C., carried small amounts of the chemical….
The American Chemical Society noted last year:
The cash register receipts that people place near paper money in billfolds, purses, and pockets has led to a worldwide contamination of paper money with bisphenol A (BPA) ….