Very hot drinks are ‘probably carcinogenic’
Anyone who likes to curl up with a steaming hot drink should consider letting some of that warmth subside; drinking it could increase their risk of developing cancer. Drinking very hot beverages was classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans.:
More specifically, the review by a panel of global experts stated that drinking beverages at temperatures above 65 degrees Celsius — 149 degrees Fahrenheit — could cause people to develop cancer of their esophagus, the eighth most common form of cancer worldwide.
Source: Meera Senthilingam, for CNN (edition.cnn.com)