HEALTH: Powdered caffiene dangers

Updated: Wednesday, July 23 2014, 02:17 PM CDT
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The FDA is warning everyone about a widely accepted drug on the market, caffeine.
You can find pure powdered caffeine on a number of websites.
   
All you have to have is a credit card.
One teaspoon of pure caffeine is equal to drinking 30-cups of coffee.
   
And taking all of that at once can kill you.
"The reality is its probably deadlier than some of the other drugs like heroin and cocaine because your thought process of caffeine is, its safe. I can take plenty of it...."

An overdose is what medical examiners say killed a high school athlete in Ohio.
The FDA is now warning parents to be aware of the extreme dangers of powdered caffeine.
   
The FDA says it has now launched an investigation of pure caffeine and will consider regulating it if needed.
HEALTH: Powdered caffiene dangers
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