Most Popular Tea Bags Contain Illegal Amounts of Deadly Pesticides (avoid these brands at all costs)
It seems that we are living in times where is hard to avoid pesticides, from the food that we consume, school playgrounds to parks outside out homes.
What can we do in this situation is minimize the toxic pesticides much as we can and if you really want to give an extra effort you can even consume only homegrown and organic foods. Other then make sure you wash the purchased foods before you consume them.
Yet, these toxic pesticides seem to somehow find a way to enter our lives and endanger our health.
We usually drink tea because is our favorite drink but is also very health beneficial. Apparently in a recent research conducted, expert concluded that some of the most popular brands of tea bags are dangerous and contain chemicals.
CBC News conducted an investigation on the tea bags produced by popular companies worldwide, including:
Lipton (Yellow Label Black Tea and Pure Green Tea)
Uncle Lees Legends of China (Jasmine Green Tea and Green Tea)
The researchers used legit equipment, an accredited lab to examine the amounts of pesticides on the dry tea leaves. The same technique as the national Food Inspection Agency use.
The stunning evidence showed that more then half of the teas examined included pesticide in a very high amounts. Statistics showed that 8 out of the 10 teas included chemicals, and one of each brand contained 22 different types of pesticides.
Monocrotophos and endosulfan are pesticides which were found in these teas, they are actually in the process of getting banned in few countries, as they negatively affect the environment and represent a threat to workers that handle it.
While most of the teas contained harmful pesticides which goes beyond any legal restriction.
Note that most of the teas who are best tea brands were clear and no pesticides were found. The following brands are the worst chose you for you and your family, try to avoid them
Uncle Lees Legends of China (Green Tea). 20 different types of pesticides were found in this brand and one of this is endosulfan. This pesticide is in a process of being banned from many different countries due to its health and environment effects. It has Side effects of endosulfan consumption include tremors and other effects on the nervous system, and in some cases eating foods containing endosulfan has resulted in death.
No Name. It’s not that bed as Uncle Lees Green Tea but it’s still full with 10 types of pesticides.
King Cole. This tea has wider variety of pesticides, one of those is monocrotophos, is soon-to-be-banned due to the effects it cause, like involuntary defecation, irregular heartbeat and has also been known to induce comas.
This findings trigger all sots of reactions from the tea producing companies.
James O Young, vice president of Uncle Lees Legends of China, which is the tea with the most pesticides included, defended his teas pesticide content by claiming all tea contains pesticides.
If you drink tea, regular tea, I don’t care what brand is that, the fact is this agricultural product does have pesticides.
O Young made this statement ignoring the fact that CBCs investigation found that, out of the 10 different tea brands tested, Red Rose was the only product that came back completely free of pesticides. This shows that it is very possible to cultivate tea without illegal having pesticide residue on it.
The choice is left to us if we going to support the companies that contain illegal pesticides or use the brand who go extra mile for their customers to provide them healthy product.
Source: Healthy Food House