KeepHealthCare.ORG – Coffee May Not Cause Cancer After All
For many, coffee is the fabric of our days. It gets us out of bed and on our feet. But, despite it’s magical powers, earlier this year a California judge ruled coffee drinkers ought to be warned roasting coffee beans at high temperatures can produce a chemical called acrylamide — a potential human carcinogen.
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The ruling would have soon required coffee shops across California to have cancer warning labels. But now, this may all be thrown out the window. California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), is now stating that coffee may be okay after all.
As Fortune reports, the OEHHA said consuming acrylamide contained in coffee poses “no significant cancer risk” and cited a recent study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer. OEHHA has now drawn up a new proposal which would not require coffee vendors to attach a hazard warning to their caffeinated drinks.
Back in March, when the regulation was passed, coffee giants like Starbucks, Folgers, Caribou Coffee, Folgers, Keurig Green Mountain, and Gold Peak Tea & Coffee fought back with a new case to prove studies in fact show “coffee consumption does not increase the risk of any chronic disease and is independently associated with a decreased risk of several major chronic diseases”.
The new proposal is to be reviewed through the end of August with a public hearing set for August 16.
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