The federal limit for acrylamide in drinking water is 0.5 parts per billion, or about 0.12 micrograms in an eight-ounce glass of water.
However, a six-ounce serving of French fries can contain 60 micrograms of acrylamide, or about FIVE HUNDRED times over the allowable limit.
Similarly, potato chips are notoriously high in this dangerous chemical. So high, in fact, that in 2005 the state of California actually sued potato chip makers for failing to warn California consumers about the health risks of acrylamide in their products.
Beware: Baked Chips May Be WORSE than Fried!
Acrylamide is Not the Only Danger
Acrylamide is not the only dangerous genotoxic compound formed when food is heated to high temperatures.
By the end of 2011, about half of Pepsi's Frito-Lay brand snacks will be reformulated with all-natural ingredients.
~~~~~ AVOID !
•French fries and potato chips
•All sodas (both regular and diet, as artificial sweeteners may be more problematic than fructose)