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Cancer warning over crisps as study shows they contain three times recommended levels of acrylamide

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Cancer warning over posh crisps as study shows they contain three times recommended levels of acrylamide

Eating crisps could cause cancer, a study by government-backed scientists has found, as they contain high levels of acrylamide, a known carcinogen. 

Tests concluded by Fera Science on behalf of campaign group Changing Markets, found the highest levels of the chemical were found in Tyrells "Sweet Potato Lightly Salted" crisps, which contained more than three times the recommended amount, according to European food standards.