Thursday, March 29, 2018

damn! coffee as carcinogen

Rest assured: If it's yummy, it's bound to be a carcinogen and someone is bound to critique it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ruled that California law requires coffee companies to carry a cancer warning label.
Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said in a proposed decision Wednesday that Starbucks and other coffee companies failed to show the threat from a chemical compound produced in the coffee roasting process was insignificant.
Well, shit! Without coffee, my life would hardly be my life any more. Good thing I'm damn near dead.


  1. Can probably blame the coffee for that.

  2. "Meanwhile, coffee itself is not listed as a carcinogen by the IARC or the National Toxicology Program. And drinking coffee may actually help decrease the risk of certain cancers. For instance, drinking coffee is linked to a decreased risk of liver cancer, endometrial cancer, colon cancer and one type of skin cancer, Live Science previously reported. Imbibing the beverage has also been linked to a longer life."


    1. 2015 article on the Health Benefits of smoking