Frequent Questions

3. What are acrylamide's health effects?

Some people who drink water containing high levels of acrylamide over a long period of time could have problems with their nervous system or blood, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for acrylamide. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with acrylamide in drinking water when the rule was finalized.

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