Raising awarness of Epichlorohydrin

The chemical epichlorohydrin which is found in coffee filters, tea bags, water filters, salami or sausage casings when mixed with water causes the carcinogen 3-MCPD. Some of the effects of 3-MCPD include male anti-fertility and has been shown to cause cancer and tumors to laboratory animals.

While 3-MCPD is normally reported to be in many products at safe levels many of the food products which either an effect of chemical reactions such as epichlorohydrin or which directly have the 3-MCPD chemical our body’s are being exposed to a cancer causing chemical. 3-MCPD is contained in a vary of products such as soy sauce, hydrolyzed vegetable proteins, condiments, bread, smoked meat products, baby food and hazelnut spreads or biscuit fillings.

Since the FDA normally cannot keep safe standards for dog food how can we be sure that products which contain 3-MCPD or epichlorohydrin are safe levels for us to consume. I also want to at least make you aware that other products also contain 3-MCPD. One of the major health risks is cancer and even though products can be classified with safe levels it is the combination of different products containing the chemical.

A list of tea companies which don’t have epichlorohydrin

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