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russet potatoes, fluoride & etc.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 01, 2011 at 2:58 AM

I have recently come across data claiming that russet potatoes contain 135 mcg of fluoride per 299 gram serving. Would anyone care to substantiate this? Would this be a catalyst of skeletal fluorosis and brain damage over time(say consuming one such serving per day....for life!). Also I am unsure if Russet poatotoes are really "paleo"...Istumbled across some info claiming they were genetically modified. Would white potatoes be the wiser choice? WHy or why not?

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Fluoride is a non-starter issue IMO. It really depends on the soil composition. Grow anything in fluoride-rich soil and it will accumulate fluoride.

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So I suppose its of no consideration the fluoride content? Would you know about the genetically altered nature of these potatoes and whether there are any problems? That it creates a metabolic catastrophe etc.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 01, 2011
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Woah woah woah, remember dose makes the poison. You're talking 0.000045% F by weight, or 0.45 ppm. Something like fluorinated toothpaste is 0.15% F by weight or 1500 ppm. Even taking into account the difference in mass, you're getting 10th the dose of fluorine if you were eating your toothpaste. Fluoride in untreated water can range upwards of 1.5 ppm and you could drink a couple kilos of that per day (3 mg per day).

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on December 01, 2011
at 07:21 PM

Fluoride is a non-starter issue IMO. It really depends on the soil composition. Grow anything in fluoride-rich soil and it will accumulate fluoride.

Ab683482ea62867b0c9c2c165ab734b2

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on December 01, 2011
at 02:05 PM

So I suppose its of no consideration the fluoride content? Would you know about the genetically altered nature of these potatoes and whether there are any problems? That it creates a metabolic catastrophe etc.

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