SWEDEN: Carcinogen acrylamide now found in coffee
Swedish researchers at the state Food Control Authority (Livsmedelsverket) in Uppsala have found that coffee contains significant levels of the carcinogen acrylamide. Drinking a litre of coffee per day can raise the average person's acrylamide intake nearly 100%. The Swedish findings in Uppsala and Stockholm confirmed tests in Switzerland and Germany that measured 20 micrograms per litre of brewed coffee.
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