The suit filed in New Jersey state court by the Cancer Project seeks class-action status, the Los Angeles Times reports. The complaint claims that nitrites in hot dogs and other processed meats break down during digestion into compounds that are considered to be cancer causing. … [Read more...] about Suit Seeks Warning Label on Hot Dogs
Hot dogs cancer risk
Hot dogs, sausages, and corned beef now have something in common with asbestos, benzene, and ionizing radiation. They are in the same class of cancer-causing substances, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The organization’s October 26, 2015 press release states that a group of 22 experts from 10 countries convened by the IARC Monographs Programme classified red meat as “probably carcinogenic to humans” (IARC Group 2A), and processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” (IARC Group 1). The group made the classifications after “thoroughly reviewing the accumulated scientific literature” and finding an association between consumption of red meat and colorectal cancer, and an increased risk of colorectal cancer with each 50-gram portion of processed meat eaten daily. … [Read more...] about Meaty Issue: Do Red and Processed Meats Cause Cancer?
Reuters reports that California is considering adding processed meats (such as hot dogs, ham, and sausages) to its list of cancer-causing products. This comes after the World Health Organization (WHO) classified processed meats as carcinogenic to humans and advised people to moderate consumption of processed meat to reduce the risk of cancer. The WHO based its classification “on sufficient evidence from epidemiological studies that eating processed meat causes colorectal cancer.” … [Read more...] about Processed Meats Likely to Avoid California Proposition 65 Warning Labels
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Trump’s EPA said it would consider setting mandatory limits instead in the wake of the federal toxicology report and after federally mandated water sampling found high levels in many drinking water systems around the country. The administration has called dealing with PFAS contamination a “potential public relations nightmare” and a “national priority.” … [Read more...] about FDA food testing finds contamination by ‘forever chemicals’