The New England Journal of Medicine reported on a woman who developed skeletal fluorosis due to tea. The 47-year-old has lost all her teeth and developed abnormally dense bones because of the fluoride content of the tea she drank. Many people don’t realize the tea harvested on farms were the water in fluoridated will concentrate fluoride in its leaves. That’s kind of a bummer, especially if you’ve conscientiously switched to fluoride-free toothpaste and use a filter to avoid fluoridated water.
Since 1996, Parents of Fluoride Poisoned Children (PFPC) has warned parents that fluoride-poisoning is becoming epidemic due to the magnitude of fluoride being added to the environment—and therefore our food—due to water fluoridation. Regulators and product developers focus on the minuscule effect of one-time doses while ignoring the cumulative effect of the multitude of doses a person is exposed to throughout the day.
- Fluoride in wide variety of food and beverages
- Research on tea and fluorosis
- Fluoride in drugs
- Thyroid disorder symptoms almost perfectly match those of fluoride poisoning
On the other hand, the video below shows that there are indications that drinking fluoride-free herbal teas that are high in antimicrobial activity may actually help prevent bacteria build-up on teeth.