New tests re­veal dan­ger­ous lev­els of flu­o­ride in high end teas

Progressive Grocer (India) - - Market Update -

As part of an in­de­pen­dent study con­ducted by Newby Teas, glob­ally rec­og­nized lab­o­ra­tory, Eurofins was com­mis­sioned to con­duct lab tests for flu­o­rides at their cen­ter in Wolver­hamp­ton, UK. Fo­cused on com­mu­nity health and con­sumer aware­ness, the project used 31 sam­ples of teas from pop­u­lar in­ter­na­tional brands. The test­ing re­vealed that some pre­muim brands have flu­o­ride lev­els up to 1.06 mg per cup and that, if drunk in quan­tity, could com­pro­mise bone health. Out of the sam­ples tested, 95% of prod­ucts by Newby Teas were recorded to have the low­est flu­o­ride lev­els from 0.25-0.35 mg of flu­o­ride per cup of 200 ml. Nir­mal Sethia, Founder of Newby Teas stated, “While the fig­ures don’t look too bad for some­one drink­ing the oc­ca­sional cup of tea, sev­eral cups con­sumed per day could lead to sig­nif­i­cant neg­a­tive ef­fects on an in­di­vid­ual’s health. We will con­tinue to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion for the pur­pose of prod­uct con­trol and com­par­a­tive anal­y­sis. While this has not been deemed com­pul­sory, we be­lieve it is our eth­i­cal duty to do so.”

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