...people who drank their tea less than two minutes after pouring were almost 5.5 times more likely to develop oesophageal cancer compared with drinking tea four minutes after it was poured.
Thus, if you take any hot drink with no cream, sugar and/or stirring, watch out. Finally, studies seem to further indicate that 136 F / 57.8 C is really a safer maximum temperature.
I can already predict that drugstores will run out of thermometers that measure hot enough temperatures. Your body thermometer or digital device tends only to go up to 110 F.
Barbecue thermometers would work, but they go up to 700 F, so you would wonder about accuracy.
Clearly, a $15 scanning system should be ideal, and one that measures up to 716 F is available from Amazon for $13 (above). If the surface of of your coffee is at 135 F, who really cares if the measurement is off by 5 F?
- Fully 70% to 90% of all cancer deaths are the result of environmental factors. Genetics don't seem to matter that much.
- At least 9 million will die from cancer this year, 22% from tobacco.
- Did you also realize that lead, gasoline, exhaust fumes and talcum powder are also possibly carcinogenic? Lead, sure, but talcum powder (which is hydrated magnesium silicate and corn starch)?
- lower caffeine (3-28 mg versus 200 for a 12 ounce cup)
- less acid reflux
- fewer digestive problems
- easier sleeping
- lower heart arrhythmia
What applies to coffee temperature also includes tea, and, I would imagine, soups and other hot liquids. In any case, the above could well be more scare than reality in the Western world. Both coffee and tea have more and more recently gained a more positive reputation, so Part 2 will provide the benefits of both coffee and tea.