Are tea bags harmful to your health?
A statement from the Tea Association of the U.S.A.
touts the health benefits of tea and assures tea drinkers that drinking tea brewed in tea bags is safe.
The McGill study joins an increasing body of science studying plastic particles in our food and water, raising both health and environmental concerns..
Do teabags cause cancer?
The paper used to make teabags contains Epichlorohydrin Epichlorohydrin is a dangerous little bugger. According to Dow Chemical (who is the largest producer of this substance): Epichlorohydrin has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals.
How can you tell if a tea bag is bad?
Generally tea, like other dry herbs, doesn’t really expire, but may loose flavor and aroma. So while your tea bag may not taste great, it should still be ok to consume, if the tea bag hasn’t come in touch with too much humidity. Only with excessive humidity, the dry leaves may absorb it and develop mold.
Which tea bags are the safest?
Opt for tea bags that are completely biodegradable, plastic-free, organic, or made with plant-based materials. Another phrase to look for is tea bags that say they’re “free of epichlorohydrin,” which is a chemical some manufacturers add to prevent the bags from breaking down quickly.
Why are tea bags bad?
Due to the plastic content, conventional tea bags cannot completely decompose. This makes them a bad option for compost material and the environment… not to mention your body! Like most plastics, polypropylene is known to adversely affect the body’s endocrine system (source).