World of the Bizarre
Man dies after taking caffeine equivalent to 200 cups of coffee
By T.K. Randall
March 2, 2022 · 3 comments
Too much caffeine can prove fatal. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Julius Schorzman
The unfortunate incident highlights the dangers of taking too much caffeine.
According to reports, 29-year-old father-of-two Tom Mansfield, who hailed from Colwyn Bay in Wales, had consumed a drink containing caffeine powder that was intended to aid fitness performance.
The powder, which was obtained in a 100g bag, was meant to be used in measurements of 60-300mg, however Mansfield inadvertently used a pair of scales that measured up to 5kg, resulting in him using exponentially more of the powder than intended.
He quickly fell ill and had to be taken to hospital where he sadly died a short time later.
A post-mortem examination later revealed that his blood contained levels of caffeine equivalent to that of drinking 200 cups of coffee.
The company which makes the powder has since taken steps to improve its labelling and measuring options.
Source: BBC News
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