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Is This Cancer-Causing Carcinogen In Your Hot Dogs?

"Children eating twelve hot dogs or more per month have nine times the risk of developing leukemia." -  University of California Medical School

The reason for the increased risk of leukemia is due to nitrates and nitrites, which are carcinogenic preservatives added to most processed meat products.

The good news is there are nitrate-free processed meats available at your natural foods store, Trader Joe's, and even Hormel now has a new line of nitrate-free deli items available at your regular grocery store.