Correlation between fluorine content in tea and bone assessed using neutron activation analysis in a Canadian urban population

F. E. McNeill, F. Mostafaei, A. Pidruczny, D. R. Chettle

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Abstract

Brewed tea from Canadian brands was analyzed for fluorine content using neutron activation analysis. Black tea contained (mean ± SEM) 5.4 ± 0.2 µg F/ml, while green tea contained less, 3.7 ± 0.5 µg F/ml. Using the numbers from black tea, and our unique data from non-invasive measurements of fluoride in bone, we estimate that tea drinkers in Hamilton are consuming, on average, 25 µg F/kg bw per day, the equivalent of approximately 1.5 cups of tea per day.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-395
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume309
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bone
  • Fluorine
  • Neutron activation analysis
  • Tea
  • Water fluoridation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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