Processed meat is one of the root causes of the increasing rate of childhood cancers. According to the statistics by the National Cancer Institute, about 1,500 children die of cancer every year in the US.
According to an article published in the LA Times:
“Children who eat more than 12 hot dogs per month have nine times the normal risk of developing childhood leukemia, a USC epidemiologist has reported in a cancer research journal.
Two other reports in the same issue of Cancer Causes and Control suggest that children born to mothers who eat at least one hot dog per week during pregnancy have double the normal risk of developing brain tumors, as do children whose fathers ate hot dogs before conception.”
Hot dog cancer risk
We have listed the chemical cancer-causing additives. Check the ingredients of the Oscar Meyer hot dogs:
MECHANICALLY SEPARATED TURKEY, PORK, MECHANICALLY SEPARATED CHICKEN, WATER, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF SALT, FLAVOR, SODIUM LACTATE, CORN SYRUP, DEXTROSE, SODIUM PHOSPHATES, SODIUM DIACETATE, SODIUM ASCORBATE, SODIUM NITRITE.