We all know that carcinogens are all around us, which is why for the most part, we now avoid chemicals, smoking, radio waves and even certain household detergents! But did you know that there are a huge amount of foods out there which are known to be carcinogenic…some of which you probably eat every day! Here’s 12 Cancer Causing Foods you may want to avoid from now on!
Most microwave popcorn bags are lined with a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid ( PFOA). This is a toxin which can also be found in Teflon. Exposure to PFOA significantly increases the risk of kidney, bladder, liver, pancreas and testicular cancers.
These tasty staples are fried in Hydrogenated oils, like vegetable oil, which contains trans fats. Trans fats are a known carcinogen and recent studies have found that there is actually no “safe” amount of trans fats consumable. They are also very high in salt which increases the risk of high blood pressure. Potatoes are also one of the foods known to absorb the chemicals which are used to fertilize the soil, some of which is also know to be a carcinogen.
Meats such as bacon, sausages and in particular hot dog sausages have been proven to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67% and in addition to this hot dogs commonly contain sodium nitrite, a cancer risk so well known that the USDA have been trying to ban it since the early 1970’s.