Posts Tagged "cancer causing meat"

Chemicals in Meat Linked With Bladder Cancer

Posted on Aug 15, 2010 in Cancer

by Emiliana Gareth The chemicals found in most meat, including those that keep botulism out of your bologna could also raise your risk of bladder cancer, according to a new study. Researchers are suggesting that nitrites and nitrates, the chemicals added to meat to help them preserve better, make their color more attractive and taste improve are responsible for an increased chance of bladder cancer, based on findings from more than 300,000 people. Every year, approximately 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with bladder cancer, while more than two percent of the nation’s population will be...

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Grilled Chicken Lawsuit Accuses McDonald's of Serving Cancer-Causing Meat

Posted on Nov 30, 2009 in Uncategorized

by Slashfood Editor (Subscribe to Slashfood Editor’s posts) A new class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in Connecticut alleges McDonald’s, Burger King and Friendly’s failed to warn customers that their grilled chicken could cause cancer. The suit, filed by two Connecticut residents in the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut: Judicial District of Hartford, claims the chains failed to warn consumers that they’re serving grilled poultry containing the compound PhIP, which the state of California considers to be a carcinogen. A similar lawsuit filed in California...

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