You might have dipped a single tea bag and relished a cup of tea. But you might be unaware that you had taken about 11.6 billion microplastic and 3.1 billion nanoplastic particles with that one single cup of tea bag. This is true if the latest report from a group of scientists from McGill University, Montreal, has to be believed.
A new study published by the American Chemical Society has revealed that a single plastic bag releases about 11.6 billion microplastic and 3.1 billion nanoplastic when breweThe society said the presence of these plastic particles in a single tea bag much higher than what is seen in food.
Stating that presence of micro and nano plastics in tea bag was a serious issue, the scientists have said that more research was needed if these micro and nano plastics are having any health issues in human beings.
The whole research started after chemical engineering professor Nathalie Tufenkji was once having tea at a local tea shop. She started to study the nylon mesh tea bag and along with her team came out with the revelation of the micro and nano plastics that are hidden in the tea bag.
The research reveals how much plastic a person consumes a day. It was recently that the World Wide Fund for Nature said that a person ingests on an average five grams of plastics a week.