Are your coffee filters causing cancer? One more thing to consider in the morning...

This is one of those things that nobody ever really thinks of as having the potential to harm, and yet, it does.  The industrial bleaching process for paper products involves a chlorine based bleach that should be safe, but isn't.  The bleach by itself is relatively safe - it doesn't do much and is not known to cause major problems. When it comes into contact with organic material like wood pulp, however, a chemical reaction occurs.  This reaction yields one of the most toxic substances known to man, called Dioxin....more

I haven't used a paper coffee filter in years. I use a gold filter that comes with the coffee ...more