Banks and financial institutions that own ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) must not just take care of their customers’ hard earned money but also pay close attention to their health and safety. So, aren’t there healthcare service providers to do that? Of course there are, but certain things require a preventive healthcare approach which can only be done by stakeholders in a certain area. As far as banks are concerned, they should look for ATM receipt paper suppliers who offer only non-BPA (Bisphenol A) thermal paper that is used in ATMs.
Why non-BPA thermal paper?
In recent times there has been a lot of discussion on the hazards posed by BPA, which is used for coating thermal papers. The printing on thermal paper takes place through heat transfer and it is believed by many an ATM receipt paper manufacturer that BPA coating enhances the print output. However, recent research proves that this isn’t really the case; high quality print output is being achieved in non-BPA thermal paper and this is being appreciated by an increasing number of users.
Health hazards posed by exposure to BPA
Research on the health hazards posed by BPA has intensified after it came to light that there have been instances of breast and prostate cancer in individuals who have been exposed to this chemical compound. With ATM receipt paper suppliers flooding the market with BPA-coated thermal paper, the chances of a large number of people getting exposed to BPA has increased. As information about the hazards of BPA exposure is not readily available, most people aren’t taking adequate precautions against such exposure.
BPA coated thermal paper users must issue healthcare disclaimer
According to renowned green chemistry researcher, John Warner, just one thermal paper receipt has more BPA than a polycarbonate water bottle used for a number of years. If a bank uses thermal paper from an ATM receipt paper manufacturer who uses BPA to provide coating on their paper, it should include a hazard prevention disclaimer on the paper. For instance, before eating anything, one must wash his hands properly after handling ATM receipts.
Noida-based Rudkav International is among the few renowned suppliers of non-BPA thermal paper to the banks and other POS users. The thermal paper supplied by Rudkav is manufactured using the most advanced technology that doesn’t include BPA or any of its variants and yet enables high quality printing through heat transfer.