Tuesday, April 21, 2015   

Caffine levels in energy drinks above recommended limit
(05-15 14:28)

The Consumer Council says three out of 19 energy drinks it tested had a very high caffeine content exceeding the recommended daily limit set by Canadian health authorities.
Caffeine levels were generally 1.6 times higher than the recommended 85 milligrams per day, and more than the average caffeine content in a cup of coffee.
The watchdog also said two of the three energy drinks had too much sugar.
The council's vice-chairman Philip Leung Kwong-hon said drinking a bottle of Coca Cola Relentless Energy Drink and Monster Energy Carbonated Energy Beverage was the equivalent of eating 10 sugar cubes.
As a general rule, he recommended that people drink plain water.
The council also says four fans that it tested with the Electronic Mechanical and Services Department failed safety tests. The four brands are made by German Pool, JHE, Airmate and Imarflex. --RTHK   
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