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Man dies after taking caffeine equivalent to 200 cups of coffee

By T.K. Randall
March 2, 2022 · Comment icon 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 | Comments (3)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by pallidin 7 months ago
Now that's a wake-up call.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Autochthon1990 7 months ago
That's about how much I use per night at Hilton, Denver gets weird around 2:30 when the bars close. 
Comment icon #3 Posted by papageorge1 7 months ago
This should not be available in a powder form as people can misunderstand dosing. I take the pills and know one pill equals two cups of coffee. If you take 100 pills, it's obvious you know you are doing something bad.

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