Are Micro plastics in the Tea Bags Dangerous for Our Health?

Friday, November 29, 2019
Tea bags in the box

Tea in the tea bags have been long time around in the market, more than two decades may be. It is a reasonable question that what made of tea bags?

It is generally believed, the tea bags made from:
- hemp (fibers from specific plants)
- bio plastics made from corn (it is biodegradable plastics)
- nylon
- Polyethylene Terephthalate

Some sources said that tea bags are mainly made of natural fibers, friendly materials, but using plastic as seal.

Other sources reported about using of plastic is more common than biodegradable fibers to make tea bags sold in the groceries.

Then, Are Micro plastics in the Teabag Dangerous for our Health?


Floating tea in the mug

Scientists mentioned that the tea bags could release “tiny” plastics into hot waters. Number of plastics per bag:
- 11.6 billion micro plastics
- 3.1 billion nanoplastics (smaller than micro plastics)

No prove that there is health risk to drink tea from tea bags as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO).

To confirm the WHO reported, then researchers observed whether micro plastic came out from tea bags is toxic or not.

The researchers found that water fleas have survived from exposing of contaminated micro plastics. Thus, tea bags plastic is safe for human health.

However, I myself did not drink tea from tea bags recently for my own convenient. How about you? Do you drink tea from tea bags? 

26 comments:

  1. I drink lots and lots of tea from tea bags. Probably will not change until they tell me I have to.

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  2. I drink any tea. I prefer water :)

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      Are Micro plastics in the Tea Bags Dangerous for Our Health?
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      It is generally believed, the tea bags made from:
      - hemp (fibers from specific plants)
      - bio plastics made from corn (it is biodegradable plastics)
      - nylon
      - Polyethylene Terephthalate

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  4. I do, I threw out plastic teabag wrappers just to be sure.

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  5. When I drink tea, I usually brew a pot of loose tea. Both my daughters use the teabags. One is never sure these days what is safe.

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    1. I see...yes, we "never sure what is safe these days"

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  6. Waduh padahal saya penikmat teh celup nih

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  7. such an interesting post!
    HAPPY WEEKEND
    xoxo
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  8. I never would have thought there could be plastic released from tea bags. Interesting post!

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      Scientists mentioned that the tea bags could release “tiny” plastics into hot waters. Number of plastics per bag:
      - 11.6 billion micro plastics
      - 3.1 billion nanoplastics (smaller than micro plastics)

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  9. No more tea from bags. The human - water flea conclusion did it for me.

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    1. I see....

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      No prove that there is health risk to drink tea from tea bags as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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  10. Micro plastics are everywhere. Have a sunny weekend.

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  11. I would say at least 4 decades! I don't remember a world without tea bags.

    I definitely drink more coffee than tea, though I do enjoy it from time to time. The bags are certainly convenient.

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    1. I see.... its long time around...

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  12. It depends. When I'm in a hurry I drink a tea from teabag.

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  13. since most of the tea I drink is unsweetened ice tea, I almost always use bags. For hot drinks, I stick to coffee.

    I would say that tea bags have been around since the early 70s (and maybe even the 60s). I remember making tea and straining it when I was young.

    You got me thinking!

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    1. I see....got it..

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