Are Your Tea Bags Leaching Microplastics? + Other Stories
Every week, we corral our favorite wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend reading.
Nursing mothers are protected by law in the US, but many employers still discriminate against them. Dave Jamieson’s investigation reveals the disturbing conditions many women face.
The number of children diagnosed with ADHD continues to steeply rise, yet the APA’s treatment guidelines have remained largely unchanged, recommending that anyone age six and older should start taking medication and get behavioral therapy as soon as they are diagnosed. Now, experts and parents are raising concerns about the impact and role of medication in a child’s life.
The Nutrition Source
Controversial new dietary guidelines were published this week, recommending that Americans should continue consuming red meat at their current frequency. Here, a breakdown of some issues with these guidelines and why reducing red meat consumption is still a great idea for your health—and the planet.
The Washington Post
You know those fancy-looking, pyramid-shaped teabags? Many of them are made of plastic. And using them may leach billions of microplastic and nanoplastic particles into your beverage.