The UN’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as find out that water heated above 65 degrees celcius induced tumours of the oesophageal nature in animals, which points to liquids above that temop is ‘probably’ carcinogenic to humans.
“These results suggest that drinking very hot beverages is one probable cause of oesophageal cancer and that it is
the temperature, rather than the drinks themselves, that appears to be responsible” according to IARC director Christopher Wild.
The IARC added: “Studies in places such as China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkey and South America, where tea or mate is traditionally drunk very hot (at about 70C) found that the risk of oesophageal cancer increased with the temperature at which the beverage was drunk.”
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