Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine-free, as almost all decaffeinated coffee contains some measure of caffeine.
Bruce Goldberger, a professor and director of UF’s William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine says:
“If someone drinks five to 10 cups of decaffeinated coffee, the dose of caffeine could easily reach the level present in a cup or two of caffeinated coffee."
“This could be a concern for people who are advised to cut their caffeine intake, such as those with kidney disease or anxiety disorders.”
Despite amount of coffeine is decaffeinated is low, moderate levels can increase agitation, anxiety, heart rate and blood pressure in some susceptible individuals and in some people could still develop a physical dependence.
Read more: UF experts: Decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine-free.
Read also: What's the minimum recommended age for drinking a coffee?
Health Canada Recommended Maximum Caffeine Intake Levels for Children and Women of Childbearing Age
4 - 6 years 45 mg/day
7 - 9 years 62.5 mg/day
10 - 12 years 85 mg/day
Women who are planning to become pregnant, pregnant women and breast feeding mothers: 300 mg/day