Ever since a judge in California passed a ruling where it mandated coffee companies to include a cancer warning label on their products, the world has been taken by an uproar.
However, cancer experts have taken up the case and stamped coffee as cancer safe.
The ruling by Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle is said to be based on many studies tying a chemical named acrylamide, which is formed when coffee beans are roasted, to cancer.
The substance is present in many of our foods, not just coffee. There was a minor scare about it being in French fries, and foods that are cooked on higher temperatures. Demonstrating a direct cause to cancer is very difficult. You always have to put a [suspected] risk into perspective”, said Lichtenfeld, Deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society.
“We would have to have tens of thousands of times the dosage that we can get from a cup of coffee”.
The chemical is present in many other food items including French fries, roasted vegetables, and even grilled steak, said Ben Gaul, a coffee connoisseur in the Rhode Island.
“We have a long history of cooking our foods, our bodies are used to consuming these and metabolizing these”.