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UK Against Fluoridation

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Daily Mail

Other premium brands with reassuringly low levels included Twinings¿ The Full English
Other premium brands with reassuringly low levels included Twinings’ The Full English

Tea-lovers who enjoy a cup of builder's brew are warned that their favourite hot drink might leave their teeth pitted and their joints painful
New research reveals that teabags can contain high levels of fluoride 
Yet the more expensive brews might contain less of potentially harmful mineral
Too much can result in fluorosis, where tooth enamel becomes damaged
Tea-lovers who enjoy a cup of builder’s brew were warned last night that their favourite tipple might leave their teeth pitted and their joints painful.



New research reveals that teabags can contain high levels of fluoride, although the more expensive your brew is, the less of the potentially harmful mineral it might contain. 

Fluoride, which occurs naturally in tea plants, is necessary to prevent tooth decay. But too much can result in fluorosis, where tooth enamel becomes damaged. 

Very high levels can even cause crippling skeletal fluorosis, with joints becoming calcified and stiff.
The new research, by Newby Teas, has found that cheap own-brand teabags could contain up to six times as much fluoride as more expensive versions.

While a 200ml cup of Tesco Value contained 1.59 milligrams, the same quantity of Newby Upper Assam had just 0.25mg. Other premium brands with reassuringly low levels included Twinings’ The Full English (0.32mg) and Dilmah English Breakfast (0.37mg).

According to the World Health Organisation, there is an ‘elevated risk of skeletal fluorosis at fluoride intakes above 6mg/day’ – meaning four cups of budget tea could put you over the limit. 

Cheaper teas are made from older leaves which have more time to accumulate the mineral. Newby Teas’ founder Nirmal Sethia said: ‘I’d warn all tea drinkers to be very careful, especially when considering children and the elderly.’

Tesco did not comment last night.


Video from 2008 of Sandra White sweet talking David Fenton about the SHA consultation on fluoridating Southampton. She points out the high content of fluoride in tea.
They intended to fluoridate regardless how many people were against it. But they didn't succeed. Sandra is now working for the PHE.

I've enabled a search facility on the blog that's how I found this video I pasted in 2008




To see the SHA video when they decided they knew best and proved the consultation was a sham http://hafvideos.blogspot.co.uk/

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