SACRAMENTO (KPIX) — A California lawsuit that’s been grinding on for years alleges no matter how you make it, your daily jolt of coffee comes with a potential carcinogen, Acrylamide.
Under Proposition 65, coffee shops are now forced to post warning signs but the warning might be stretching the intention of the law.READ MORE: Woman Helps Palo Alto Police Arrest Duo Suspected In Several Auto Burglaries
“I believe in transparency but at the same time when you put a bold declaration, ‘X’ may cause cancer when there isn’t data to that affect in humans to me it causes panic rather than informed knowledge,” said Dr. David Agus, Director of USC Norris Westside Cancer Center.READ MORE: PG&E Probation For San Bruno Blast Ending Amid Ongoing Safety Worries Due To Wildfires
In a statement the National Coffee Association said, “this lawsuit simply confuses consumers and has the potential to make a mockery of Prop 65 cancer warnings at a time when the public needs clear and accurate information about health.”MORE NEWS: Residents Escape Pleasanton House Fire; Neighbors Evacuated
Thirteen defendants have settled and agreed to put up the signs but Starbucks is still waging a legal battle, arguing that coffee has health benefits.