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(Yahoo)   A 47-year-old Michigan woman has developed a bone disease rarely seen in the U.S. after she drank a pitcher of tea made from at least 100 tea bags daily for 17 years   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 173
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2013-03-21 07:55:26 PM
In before the anti-flouridation derp starts.
 
2013-03-21 07:58:45 PM
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2013-03-21 08:10:38 PM
365*7*100 (and leap years)

That's a lot of tea bagging.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-21 08:19:14 PM
Does a routine blood test detect the fluorine overdose? The internet tells me it can be detected, but not whether a routine test does detect it.
 
2013-03-21 08:25:17 PM

ZAZ: Does a routine blood test detect the fluorine overdose? The internet tells me it can be detected, but not whether a routine test does detect it.


You've apparently got to look for the little black arrows in the x-ray.
 
2013-03-21 08:28:33 PM

ZAZ: Does a routine blood test detect the fluorine overdose? The internet tells me it can be detected, but not whether a routine test does detect it.




This is one of the most common tests aside from a CBC (Complete Blood Count) and urinalysis. It looks like flouride is a stand alone lab test (serum or urine), so the doctor would have to be actively looking for it to find it such as acetaminophens or salicylates.
 
2013-03-21 08:59:21 PM
Also has a rare bone disease:
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2013-03-21 09:36:05 PM
Ok, I'm a big fan of a nice glass of sun tea, but i usually only put like 6 bags of tea per a gallon of water. 100 bags would make the tea into 10W 40. I can't imagine how bitter and sludgy that would be. Yuck.
 
2013-03-21 09:36:32 PM

ZAZ: Does a routine blood test detect the fluorine overdose? The internet tells me it can be detected, but not whether a routine test does detect it.


No, routine blood work doesn't check for fluorine levels.
 
2013-03-21 09:36:49 PM
First the pop corn huffer who got a lung disease after eating 2 or more bags of the stuff a day for years and years and sniffing the stuff...

Then the case of the arsenic poisoning from drinking metric tons of apple juice...

Now this...
 
2013-03-21 09:36:52 PM
I can see where 100/day would be bad:

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2013-03-21 09:37:53 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Ok, I'm a big fan of a nice glass of sun tea, but i usually only put like 6 bags of tea per a gallon of water. 100 bags would make the tea into 10W 40. I can't imagine how bitter and sludgy that would be. Yuck.


I'm thinking that part is maybe just bad reporting.
 
2013-03-21 09:38:02 PM
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Huh?
 
2013-03-21 09:38:49 PM
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2013-03-21 09:38:55 PM
FTFA: "The researchers suspected the woman had skeletal fluorosis, a bone disease caused by consuming too much fluoride (a mineral found in tea as well as drinking water). "

You would think the English would have better teeth then...
 
2013-03-21 09:39:15 PM
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2013-03-21 09:39:28 PM
100 bags of tea everyday sounds expensive.
 
2013-03-21 09:40:45 PM
How did her heart not explode from caffeine years ago?
 
2013-03-21 09:40:46 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Ok, I'm a big fan of a nice glass of sun tea, but i usually only put like 6 bags of tea per a gallon of water. 100 bags would make the tea into 10W 40. I can't imagine how bitter and sludgy that would be. Yuck.


Well, the headline said she drank it for 17 years, so maybe it was a really big pitcher.

/They write English in headline?
//What?
///ENGLISH, MOTHERFRAKKER, do you write it?
 
2013-03-21 09:41:36 PM
she must also have kidney stones and big as boulders.

if you overdo it, it will kill you.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-21 09:42:11 PM
I've been thinking I've been drinking too much tea and my consumption is about 10% of this woman's (if I translate loose leaf to tea bags correctly). I asked about the blood test because I have had some leg pain recently and wondered if my doctor would have noticed if my blood were like the creature from Alien. Apparently not. But I think my dentist would have noticed because an overdose of fluoride does nasty things to teeth. So plan B is buy a new mattress.
 
2013-03-21 09:42:25 PM

catmandu: In before the anti-flouridation derp starts.


Of course it was the tea, it couldn't have possibly been any other substance mixed in with the water.
 
2013-03-21 09:43:07 PM
Just like anything else...too much will kill you. Eat a few pounds of salt? You're dead meat in hours.
 
2013-03-21 09:44:34 PM
But is she hot?
 
2013-03-21 09:45:39 PM
somebody likes caffeine and because a 100 tea bags from a crappy place like a dollar store can cost a dollar maybe it was pretty smart and cheap way to get your caffeine. i think i'd skip the middle man and suck on a new tea bag every 10 minutes with vodka on the rocks to keep my mouth moist.
 
2013-03-21 09:46:03 PM
FTA it looks like she has far too many arrows in her bones.
 
2013-03-21 09:47:03 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Just like anything else...too much will kill you. Eat a few pounds of salt? You're dead meat in hours.


Is this the kind of thread where we all get to ask the doctors/scientists questions?

Not that I don't already know it all...
 
2013-03-21 09:47:04 PM
4 tea bags into 24 oz of boiling well water in a pyrex 4 cup container the night before, nuke it 1.5 minutes at 0400 morning out the door and I'm set for the whole morning.
 
2013-03-21 09:49:08 PM
Ginky (my stepmom's grandma) drank half a gallon of "Tea" a day. Each gallon is made with 100 tea bags. Then, after the tea absorbs, but while it's still hot, she added sugar until it wouldn't dissolve anymore. Let it cool, then pour it over ice. In the morning it'll wake you up, full strength, but in the mid-day it would mix with melting ice and be refreshing.
 
2013-03-21 09:49:19 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Just like anything else...too much will kill you. Eat a few pounds of salt? You're dead meat in hours.


but you will be well seasoned
 
2013-03-21 09:49:39 PM
This is why I only drink monkey picked tea.//another bottle of sangria please
 
2013-03-21 09:49:59 PM

Stanton: FTFA: "The researchers suspected the woman had skeletal fluorosis, a bone disease caused by consuming too much fluoride (a mineral found in tea as well as drinking water). "

You would think the English would have better teeth then...


They do. They aren't pretty teeth, but they are healthy.
 
2013-03-21 09:50:23 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Just like anything else...too much will kill you. Eat a few pounds of salt? You're dead meat in hours.


True, but you'll be well preserved dead meat.
 
2013-03-21 09:50:47 PM
That i.walmartimages.com tea.
 
2013-03-21 09:51:15 PM
"Pitchers" isn't any standard measurement I ever heard of.

I have a 1 quart pitcher, a 2 quart pitcher and a 1 gallon pitcher, so depending on the actual volume of the pitcher, the final number could change by a wide margin.

//100 farking teabags? A us gallon is 16 cups, so that's 6.25 teabags per cup? If she was making earl grey it would have burned a hole right through her stomach at that concentration.l
 
2013-03-21 09:52:28 PM

Bit'O'Gristle: Just like anything else...too much will kill you. Eat a few pounds of salt? You're dead meat in hours.


Not even, 40 teaspoons will do it.  Most people will vomit before it's absorbed, but this happens occasionally to people with pica.
 
2013-03-21 09:52:31 PM
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Thanks a lot, Obonema.
 
2013-03-21 09:53:30 PM
 
2013-03-21 09:54:05 PM

TopoGigo: Agrees with Pat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4tqfaboALU


Also, wrong thread, Damnit.
 
2013-03-21 09:54:28 PM

Jimmysolson: catmandu: In before the anti-flouridation derp starts.

Of course it was the tea, it couldn't have possibly been any other substance mixed in with the water.


Except for the fact that for someone to get systemic fluridosis at the levels approved for use in the United States you would have to consume so much tapwater in such a short amount of time to get symptoms that you would die of hyponatremia and fluid overload/water intoxication far before you became toxic from fluoride.
 
2013-03-21 09:55:24 PM

DeadGeek: I can see where 100/day would be bad:


What am I looking at here?
 
2013-03-21 09:55:38 PM

karmaceutical: 100 bags of tea everyday sounds expensive.


They were the same for 17 years.

Rocknutts: But is she hot?


If it's fluorine-18, sure...
 
2013-03-21 09:56:26 PM
Most of the tea in 100 tea bags wouldn't be absorbed by only a gallon of water.
 
2013-03-21 09:56:27 PM

Theory Of Null: This is why I only drink monkey picked tea.//another bottle of sangria please


I have a vague recollection of hearing/seeing that when the monkeys pick it, they also eat it and then they excrete the tea you're drinking if you drink monkey picked tea.

NTTATWWT


And I could be mistaken about that memory.
 
2013-03-21 09:56:41 PM
I get my daily dose of fluoride straight from the source. The toxic waste pit of the aluminum smelter. If not available there, I head on down to the chemical fertilizer plants toxic waste pit.

/I tend to stay away from the nuclear bomb plant. They get angry and try to shoot at invaders.
 
2013-03-21 09:57:10 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Rocknutts: But is she hot?

If it's fluorine-18, sure...


Bravo, Sir. Bravo.
 
2013-03-21 09:58:13 PM
I drink lots & lots of tea.  It has to be hot though, iced tea is a vile invention designed to bring about destruction of the universe and the ruination of the human race.  But 100 teabags to a gallon of water, that's ridiculous.
 
2013-03-21 09:58:57 PM
Darwin would be happy.

\except shes not dead and probably had kids
\\just guessing DNRTFA
 
2013-03-21 09:58:57 PM
This just in - anything is bad for you if you consume it in mass quantities.
 
2013-03-21 09:59:20 PM
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061126203259AAiHs6u
 
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