Sipping on a cup of hot tea may be a safeguard against a
lot of health problems, that is, unless your tea is soaked in
pesticides. Some leading tea brands contain enough pesticides
to poison and slowly kill you.
CBC News recently conducted an investigation on the pesticide
levels in some of the most major tea-producing companies. The
investigators found that over half of all teas tested had
pesticide residues that were above the legally acceptable
limit. Multiple chemicals were found in 8 out of 10 teas, with
one brand of tea containing over 22 different types of
Countless studies have revealed, pesticides have been linked to
ADHD, Alzheimer’s Disease, reproductive and birth defects, as
well as cancer. Pesticides can cause harm to the nervous system
and the endocrine system by disrupting hormones. Pesticides can
pass from the mother during pregnancy which can be very harmful
to the developing baby. These pesticides can also be passed
through the breast milk of a nursing mother and child.
These dangerous pesticides build up in your body creating
detrimental health problems.
The tea companies that were found to contain the
highest pesticide levels were as follows:
• Lipton (Pure Green Tea and Yellow Label Black Tea)
• Red Rose
• No Name
• Uncle Lee’s Legends of China (Green Tea and Jasmine Green
• King Cole
For the full list of pesticides in these teas, check out the
documentation on CBC’s website, here.
Toxic Paper Tea Bags
Did you know that most conventional paper tea bags are treated
with epichlorohydrin to protect these bags from
disintegrating or tearing? EPICHLOROHYDRIN is a chlorinated epoxy compound
used as an industrial solvent. It is a strong skin irritant and
carcinogen. Epichlorohydrin is mainly used in the
production of epoxy resins. According to safety
literature from Dow, it’s a very dangerous chemical that
requires using extra precautions when handling.
Avoid “natural flavors“
as an ingredient.
“Natural flavors” is a sneaky way to hide ingredients from the
consumer. It is used to manipulate consumers into thinking that
they are buying a product with better, cleaner
ingredients. Sounds harmless enough, but it usually stands
for soy and corn based ingredients, which mean hidden
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