I went to a coffee shop in LA the other day, and while I was waiting for my cup of Joe I spotted a fairly large sign about Prop 65, a “right to know” law that requires the State of California to maintain a list of chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive toxicity (such as birth defects or other reproductive harm). Businesses that knowingly expose patrons to such chemicals above certain levels are required by law to display warnings. In this case, the sign was about acrylamide, a substance found in coffee and baked goods sold in the store. I watched as others scanned the sign and expressed brief looks of concern or confusion. While nobody opted to cancel their order, those who took the time to read the warning did seem a bit unsettled. I imagine we’ll be hearing a lot more about acrylamide in the near future, not just in the Golden State, but nationwide. Here’s what you need to know:
Click the link below to read the rest of this “one” informative article
Why am I so concerned?
Well I know a bit about acrylamide. Since 2000 (with the exception of a little less than two years) I have worked for a company that makes this stuff. Yes, it isn’t just produced naturally. And it really isn’t all that good to ingest this stuff. The link above, is just one informational link. Look it up yourself. Don’t just take my word (experience), do your own research.
Could you chalk it up to something like the cyanide that is found in apple seeds? Personally, I’ve never let a good apple seed go to waste (eating the core and all). But sadly, not all apples are good for you like much commercialized food these days.
I’m not trying to scare you, just inform, because I’m pretty sure you just don’t know. Do your own reasearch, and make up your own mind.
Click the link below to read the safety data sheet.