Can Coffee Cause Cancer?

I make acrylamide for a living… no, I don’t work in a food industry, but a chemical one. I have no idea how much of this chemical is in coffee, but know it’s there. What can you do? Watch what you eat and drink. Limit your exposure.

Dr. Daliah

For years we’ve been told drinking coffee wards off cancer but this week the topic of cancer-causing chemicals in a cup of joe is giving people the jitters.

A legal battle in Los Angeles may result in coffee donning cancer-warning labels due to its acrylamide content.

The Council for Education and Research on Toxics wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post warnings regarding the acrylamide content.

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, passed in 1986, requires businesses that expose individuals to toxic chemicals in the course of doing business to first give warnings to such individuals.

If they do not, they can be open to liability.

What is acrylamide?

Acrylamide is a chemical used in many industrial products that produce plastics, adhesives, food packaging and the treatment of drinking water.  It can also be produced when foods are heated, fried, baked, or roasted to above 120 degrees Celsius (248…

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