Recently, a California judge ruled that any business selling coffee must display a warning label that coffee contains acrylamide, a chemical that may cause cancer. A lawsuit was brought against 90 coffee companies under California’s controversial Prop. 65, which requires businesses with 10 or more employees to put warning labels on various products to let people know they may have been exposed to chemicals that might cause cancer or birth defects.
But organizations like the National Cancer Institute have suggested that there is no evidence acrylamide causes cancer.
This issue is bigger than labels on coffee cups. Prop. 65 has become so broad that even Disneyland has a cancer warning label. And the law has allowed plaintiffs’ lawyers to cash in by filing frivolous lawsuits over warning labels.
#ju$tice, California style.