California SCRAPS cancer warnings with coffee: government regulator states that there is no evidence of a link
- In March 2018, a California court ruled that coffee contains carcinogens and that all cafes should display cancer warning labels
- Government regulators said that no studies can prove a direct link between coffee and cancer
- The ruling was annulled on Friday
Coffee will no longer come with cancer warnings in California, the state ruled on Friday.
Last March the court ruled that all cafés should warn customers that their espresso contains carcinogens.
Today, after years of debate about the importance of risk, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has deleted the rule.
Officials found that heating coffee produces a chemical that has an association with carcinogens, but no direct link, and at such low levels that it is not a clear risk.
Coffee contains acrylamide, which has been recognized as a carcinogen in California since the 1990s. Under Statement 65, the state must warn everyone of any item that contains a chemical on that list – whether there is a causal link between the two. However, the OEHHA found that the levels of acrylamide in coffee are so tiny that they pose no risk, and that warning against coffee smells hyperbole
The statement approved by the cancer warning labels last March was the culmination of a long-standing campaign by the non-profit organization for education and research into toxins.
The group filed lawsuits against just a hundred cafes and coffee chains, claiming that chemicals in the drink are carcinogenic.
Coffee contains acrylamide, which has been recognized as a carcinogen in California since the 1990s.
Under Statement 65, the state must warn everyone of any item that contains a chemical on that list – whether there is a causal link between the two.
However, the OEHHA found that the levels of acrylamide in coffee are so tiny that they pose no risk, and that warning against coffee smells of hyperbole.
French fries and toast contain more acrylamide than coffee, the agency said with the question: do we get labels everywhere?
Last year, shortly after California launched cancer warnings for coffee, the influential International Agency for Cancer Research issued a report that found that coffee is not cancer – and even lowers the risk of some cancers.
The agency then called on the state to overturn the court ruling to update the regulations and remove the rule to warn coffee drinkers that they would endanger themselves.
& # 39; The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) – the only responsible body in Stelling 65 that has evaluated coffee – has concluded that coffee consumption cannot be classified as its general carcinogenicity and is associated with a reduced risk of certain cancers in people, & # 39; the OEHHA said in a statement.
The OEHHA then published one report in June who found that while coffee contains acrylamide, the product is not cancer.
The report shows that coffee lowers the risk of liver and uterine cancer.
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