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(Eat Sip Trip)   California may start requiring a cancer warnings to be placed on coffee cups. A little bit of an overreaction or a whole lot of an overreaction?   ( eatsiptrip.10best.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, acrylamide, Carcinogen, Nutrition, Espresso, United States, potentially carcinogenic substance, Toxic Enforcement Act, Safe Drinking Water  
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2018-02-09 02:58:03 PM  
12 votes:
California should just label everything with a cancer warning and be done with it.
2018-02-09 03:15:29 PM  
11 votes:

no1curr: California should just label everything with a cancer warning and be done with it.


They pretty much do, everywhere you go, there's a Prop 65 warning, like at the door to a Trader Joe's or a parking garage. The whole point was to create an avenue for lawyers to sue business (extort money) if they didn't have a 65 warning up.
2018-02-09 04:00:45 PM  
9 votes:

no1curr: California should just label everything with a cancer warning and be done with it.


That's basically what we've done.  Prop65 is the poster child for why overly-broad warning signs are a stupid idea.

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2018-02-09 03:33:06 PM  
6 votes:

no1curr: California should just label everything with a cancer warning and be done with it.


Well, if they start labeling coffee cups, that should just about do it.
Living in California I see so many of those cancer warning signs they have become meaningless.
2018-02-09 03:26:45 PM  
4 votes:
Coffee, alcohol, the smell of cooking meat, all of them are possible carcinogens.

There should be a warning on the inside of all doors saying that exposure to sunshine can cause cancer.
2018-02-09 04:37:33 PM  
3 votes:

Dahnkster: Erma Gerdd: ///Joe Jackson was right

I still think Michael was right to fire him for all those years of abuse.
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Not that Joe Jackson.
This one.
Joe Jackson 01 Cancer
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2018-02-09 04:32:19 PM  
3 votes:

no1curr: California should just label everything with a cancer warning and be done with it.


We're about 90% of the way there.  Enter my parking lot, there's a sign.  Buy gas, there's a sign.  Go to the grocery store, sign.  Home Depot?  I'm surprised the signs don't have flashing lights and bells.

Those stupid signs are everyfarkingwhere, which makes them meaningless unless you're a scientifically illiterate chicken little type.  Oh, yeah, this is Ca we're talking about...
2018-02-09 04:03:24 PM  
3 votes:

Psychopusher: dj_bigbird: no1curr: California should just label everything with a cancer warning and be done with it.

They pretty much do, everywhere you go, there's a Prop 65 warning, like at the door to a Trader Joe's or a parking garage. The whole point was to create an avenue for lawyers to sue business (extort money) if they didn't have a 65 warning up.

So this is why California is basically saying that every farking thing in existence may cause cancer?  Who needs to be strung up for this?


The voters from 1986, who got suckered by "OMG Cancer!"

And since it was a voter initiative, we basically need another one to get rid of it.

/ Not my fault
// Lived in Maine at the time
/// And was too young to vote
2018-02-09 03:55:44 PM  
3 votes:
If they go after coffee for acryaldehides, will they go after all foods where oils in conjunction with carbohydrates are browned? Anywhere you see the Maillard reaction, they'll need to place a label.
2018-02-09 03:31:12 PM  
3 votes:

dj_bigbird: no1curr: California should just label everything with a cancer warning and be done with it.

They pretty much do, everywhere you go, there's a Prop 65 warning, like at the door to a Trader Joe's or a parking garage. The whole point was to create an avenue for lawyers to sue business (extort money) if they didn't have a 65 warning up.




From here:
A bit of research on CERT [Council for Education and Research on Toxics] revealed the following. It is a non-profit California corporation, EIN: 42-1571530, founded in 2003. CERT has a business address at:

401 E Ocean Blvd., Ste. 800, Long Beach, California 90802-4967

And a telephone number: 1-877-TOX-TORT

CERT's mission statement? Furthering scientific understanding of toxins.

Plaintiffs' lawyer Ralph Metzger is noted as the contact person for CERT.
2018-02-09 04:29:52 PM  
2 votes:

meat0918: Is this from the acrylamide or the hot water?


Everyone I've ever met who's drank water has died, so probably the latter.
2018-02-09 04:15:03 PM  
2 votes:
California: you better label coffee a carcinogen or face the consequences!! Felonious illigel aliens, you ask? Meh, whatevs!
2018-02-09 04:00:22 PM  
2 votes:

dj_bigbird: no1curr: California should just label everything with a cancer warning and be done with it.

They pretty much do, everywhere you go, there's a Prop 65 warning, like at the door to a Trader Joe's or a parking garage. The whole point was to create an avenue for lawyers to sue business (extort money) if they didn't have a 65 warning up.


So this is why California is basically saying that every farking thing in existence may cause cancer?  Who needs to be strung up for this?
2018-02-09 03:40:09 PM  
2 votes:
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There's still plenty of room on the other side for the SDS.
2018-02-09 03:34:24 PM  
2 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Now everyone hates transparency


Transparency, eh?

Let's see...

Studies in rodent models have found that acrylamide exposure increases the risk for several types of cancer (10-13). In the body, acrylamide is converted to a compound called glycidamide, which causes mutations in and damage to DNA. However, a large number of epidemiologic studies (both case-control and cohort stud​ies) in humans have found no consistent evidence that dietary acrylamide exposure is associated with the risk of any type of cancer (914). (emphasis added)

The actual regulation requires that "The [warning] message must clearly communicate that the chemical in question is known to the state to cause cancer, or birth defects or other reproductive harm." (emphasis added)

Here the chemical isn't known to cause cancer because it's not known by anyone. The science is inconclusive at this point. I actually don't mind Prop 65 warnings in general because I think it's quite useful to let people know that certain products contain carcinogens. But if the warnings are now being added to substances that may or may not be carcinogens, the entire point of the warnings is missed.
2018-02-09 10:30:21 PM  
1 vote:

insertsnarkyusername: I stopped paying attention to the California labels after buying firewood that had one on it.


The sad thing is, let's say your firewood was pressure treated with toxic chemicals and it really is bad for you to burn it. You may prefer wood from another source, but you don't know, if everything has the label.
2018-02-09 08:09:50 PM  
1 vote:
California really looks like a crazy Facebook poster.
2018-02-09 06:01:24 PM  
1 vote:
Coffee is bad for you this week?  I'll wait until next week when it's good for you again.
2018-02-09 05:49:11 PM  
1 vote:
You can have my coffee and French fries when you can pry them from my cold cancerous fingers.
Fark Cauliflowernia.
2018-02-09 04:23:12 PM  
1 vote:
California is jealous of Florida, and is asking for its own tag.
2018-02-09 03:57:39 PM  
1 vote:
This just in: No one gets out of here alive
2018-02-09 03:33:40 PM  
1 vote:
Forget it Jake, it's California
2018-02-09 03:25:27 PM  
1 vote:
Now everyone hates transparency
2018-02-09 03:24:19 PM  
1 vote:
The Big One can't come soon enough.
2018-02-09 03:12:31 PM  
1 vote:

Erma Gerdd: Rusty Shackleford: The cups contain potassium benzoate.

That's bad.


Can I go now?
 
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