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Fluoride Levels and Fluoride Contamination of Fruit Juices
“Forty-three ready-to-drink fruit juices were examined for fluoride ion concentration. It was found that 42% of the samples had more than 1 ppm of fluoride. It was also determined that “pure” fruit juices, often grape juices, contained high levels of fluoride. . . . Since it is common practice to use fluoride-containing insecticide in growing grapes, it is believed that contamination of these juices is occurring.”
Kids may get excess fluoride from beverages
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – While fluoride protects against cavities, some children may be getting too much of it via fluoridated beverages, and have the telltale white streaks on their teeth to prove it. A study of 408 Iowa children found that more than one in three showed such signs of dental fluorosis. Their fluoride sources included […]
Fruit Juices May Foster Fluorosis in Children
Now even fruit juices – those “healthy” alternative beverages for your children – may cause a not-so-healthy response in their teeth. A recent study shows that too much fruit juice could damage the enamel on your children’s teeth, reports the Academy of General Dentistry, an international organization of 34,000 general dentists.