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is tea bag immersed in hot water for infusion is bad for health ?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Some bags toxic but:: Many tea bags contain epichlohydrin, which is toxic. Some also have dioxins. Whether the tiny amounts of these toxins are dangerous is not known and the benefits of tea (esp. if organic) probably outweigh the risks. This article gives several brands with non-toxic tea bags: http://national.cleanplates.com/health-nutrition/these-teas-are-toxin-free/#.VPrg_uf1jVo

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Last updated Mar 11, 2015

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