Coffee Blamed for Cancer, Store in California Forced to Give Warning
The proliferation of coffee shops as part of the coffee-drinking lifestyle prompted one state in the USA, namely California to draft a detailed rule on this matter. Starting from a lawsuit filed by a nonprofit organization called Council for Education and Research on Toxics in 2010. In their complaint, they questioned the list of chemical compounds in coffee that could potentially pose a cancer risk, one of which is acrylamide formed when coffee beans are roasted. Related to this, the organization accused some coffee makers and sellers like Starbucks, 7-Eleven and BP ‘failed provide a clear and reasonable warning ‘about the content of this acrylamide.
If these demands are granted by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, then these companies should post a warning about the acrylamide content in their coffee, either on the counter or the wall of the store where visitors or potential buyers can see it clearly.Read also: Excessive Inhalation Processed Coffee Beans Can Make Lung ‘Kram’ Lawyers Council for Education and Research on Toxics, Raphael Metzger claims they want the companies to reduce their acrylamide levels in their coffee production as much as possible so as not to pose a significant cancer risk
I personally love coffee, and I want to drink coffee without acrylamide. “In the trial, a number of companies mentioned that acrylamide levels in coffee are considered safe because the health benefits are more than the impact of these chemicals on humans. However, there are at least 13 companies that agreed to give the warning, including 7-Eleven.Read also: Wow, Bread and Potatoes Can Also Trigger Cancer.According to acrylamide, some scientists say the impact of this compound on the body humans still have to be explored again. This is revealed in a study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Cancer in 2014. In 2002, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified acrylamide into the 2A carcinogen group for humans, but based on studies conducted on animals. Meanwhile, according to studies conducted on humans in 2014 found ‘there is no significant association between the intake of acrylamide from food and various types of cancer’.In addition to coffee, acrylamide is also known to be found in potatoes and baked goods such as cakes, cereals and toast.
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