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Under California's Proposition 65 law, cancer warnings are hopping up all over the place. We have another one today as a California Judge Rules Coffee Must Carry Cancer Warning.

Coffee in the state of California must carry a cancer warning, a judge here ruled, in a blow to Starbucks and other retailers which had argued that a state law meant to protect consumers shouldn’t apply to them.

The proposed ruling Wednesday from Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle found that Starbucks and other companies failed to prove their case that a chemical found in coffee posed no significant harm.

A nonprofit called the Council for Education and Research on Toxics sued coffee sellers in 2010, claiming the presence of acrylamide, a chemical created during the roasting process, is carcinogenic and requires a warning under the state law known as Proposition 65.

Under Proposition 65, cancer warnings already appear in places as far-ranging as apartment-building lobbies, parking garages and restaurants. Businesses must warn about the presence of any of more than 900 chemicals on a list of those known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Acrylamide, used for industrial processes like making paper and dyes, is also created during the cooking process for many baked and fried foods, including potato chips, bread and french fries. Many of those products also contain the cancer warnings as a result of litigation.

Other Things that May Cause Cancer

  • Breathing
  • Thinking
  • Eating
  • Drinking
  • Living
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Mike "Mish" Shedlock