Micro plastics in your tea

Last thing you'd expect in your cup of tea: 11.6 billion microplastic and 3.1 billion nano plastic particles. Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash


A version of this article was first posted on healthline.com - Health news

As I steeped my favorite tea into my favorite mug, I kept wondering what that weird film was floating on top. I thought it could be the hard water in our area, so I researched water softeners. I bought high-quality tea, so I knew it couldn't be the tea. 

The problem persisted, but I didn't realize that it could be what lies beneath that would be more of the issue than what I saw with my own eyes. According to a new study, and a report by researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada shows that "Using electron microscopy, the team found that a single plastic teabag at brewing temperature released about 11.6 billion microplastic and 3.1 billion nano plastic particles into the water. These levels were thousands of times higher than those reported previously in other foods."

So no matter how much you try to eat green, use less plastic in your life, or avoid plastics altogether, it seems like they find their way into our lives through our favorite beverage. The good thing is that you can buy a great alternative right here at Ohn Market. Buy our Ohn tea bags, fill it with your favorite tea, put it in a tin case or a little purse, and take it with you where ever you go. Know that you are drinking the best possible beverage that won't fill your body with a billion of microplastics and nano plastic particles.

Here is a great article for you to read more about it at Country Living UK

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