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March 16, 2005

Acrylamide Intake and Breast Cancer Risk in Swedish Women

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2005;293(11):1322-1327. doi:10.1001/jama.293.11.1326

To the Editor: In 2002, the Swedish National Food Administration (NFA) announced the discovery of acrylamide in commonly consumed baked and fried foods.1 The World Health Organization has classified acrylamide as a “probable human carcinogen,” and under California’s Proposition 65, officials are considering imposing warning labels on food items containing acrylamide, including breads, cereals, potato products, and coffee because “these products contain chemicals known by the State of California to cause cancer.”2

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