Suffolk County, New York, on Long Island, became the first county to ban the use of controversial ingredient Bisphenol A (BPA) in sales receipts in a 16-1 vote. BPA has been controversial for a long time, as it is believed to be an endocrine-disrupting chemical that has been associated with health problems, including: cancer, reproductive problems, obesity, and learning disabilities. for more information http://www.greenerideal.com/lifestyle/0228-new-york-county-bans-bpa-in-receipts/