Powdered caffeine: lethal

Wade Sweatt was 24 when he collapsed and died after drinking his own mix of milk or water and powdered caffeine.

Potent Powdered Caffeine Raises Safety Worries
December 31, 2014

“It’s fundamentally irresponsible to be selling this powerful drug in this form to consumers. … It’s a dangerous, potent drug that, if taken in as little as a teaspoon, runs the risk of being a lethal overdose to people.”
– Michael Taylor, FDA

One teaspoon of pure caffeine powder delivers about the same jolt as 25 cups of coffee.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest


The official cause of death was “caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia,”


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