No, You Do Not Want Your Receipt

Because it’s covered with Bisphenol A (BPA), the terrifying substance that messes with your unborn baby’s sexuality and is associated with all sorts of nightmarish ailments.

Three recent studies have shown the chemical BPA is absorbed through the skin, and that people who routinely have contact with receipts laden with BPA have higher than average levels of BPA in their bodies.

Animal studies have shown high doses of BPA are harmful, and because the chemical is known to mimic the effects of estrogen, some scientists advise that pregnant women and babies should minimize their exposure to BPA, which is [also] commonly found in babies’ bottles.

So, if you happen to be a pregnant cashier (thanks, BoingBoing commenter) start making some weird-ass baby clothes.