Reusable shopping bags are a great way to help the environment, but they can harbor health threats, including E. coli bacteria, Gerba found. The levels of bacteria found were significant enough to cause serious illness, or even death.
Luckily, there are many manufacturers that are becoming aware of these dangers and are switching to other, more natural methods of making teabags. When purchasing tea for yourself, it is best to look for all-natural products and unbleached teabags. This is the better way to go for those that are looking to fully enjoy drinking tea without the harmful danger of unwelcome chemical residues accumulating in the body.
Two of the major chemicals that can be found in bleached teabags are dioxin and epichlorohydrin. exposure can result in many complications and it has been shown that there is no amount small enough that will not have an ability to cause cancer in the body. Once dioxin gets into the body, it is absorbed by fat cells where it is retained for 7 to 11 years. While they accumulate in the fatty tissue of the body they cause disruptions and damage to the hormone and reproductive system. It can also lead to various behavior and development disorders, as well as birth defects. It is also possible for dioxin to affect nursing infants through their mother’s milk.