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Green Tea Contaminated? | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Green Tea Contaminated? | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Some of the news outlets are doing a good job of paying attention to the nuclear plant problems in Japan while perhaps the Western public’s interest has waned somewhat. One story about how green tea leaves in Japan were tested and found to have radioactivity levels above “safe” is actually tied somewhat to another green tea situation coming from China. Chinadaily.com reported just over 5,000 cans of green tea powder were sealed due to their contamination by a chemical they called DEHP. One website said it disrupts hormone function in children, but China Daily said it can cause cancer. The United States Centers for Disease Control say this of DEHP, “The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has determined that DEHP may reasonably be anticipated to be a human carcinogen. The EPA has determined that DEHP is a probable human carcinogen. These determinations were based...

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