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  • Eating Outside Our Kingdom
    Eating Outside Our Kingdom
    A higher rate of cancer deaths among those that handle and process meat is attributed to infection with viruses and chronic exposure to animal proteins.
  • Poultry Exposure Tied to Liver and Pancreatic Cancer
    Poultry Exposure Tied to Liver and Pancreatic Cancer
    Cancer-causing viruses in poultry may explain increased risks of death from liver and pancreatic cancers.
  • Poultry Exposure and Neurological Disease
    Poultry Exposure and Neurological Disease
    Poultry workers exhibit an excess of a wide range of diseases, from thyroid conditions to schizophrenia and autoimmune neurological disorders such as myasthenia gravis. This may be due to exposure to...
  • Carcinogenic Retrovirus Found in Eggs
    Carcinogenic Retrovirus Found in Eggs
    Avian leukosis/sarcoma virus has been found in 14% of retail egg samples.
  • Poultry and Penis Cancer
    Poultry and Penis Cancer
    The largest study to date on poultry workers found a significantly increased risk of dying from penile cancer, thought to be due to exposure to oncogenic (cancer-causing) chicken viruses, which raise...
  • Chicken Dioxins, Viruses, or Antibiotics?
    Chicken Dioxins, Viruses, or Antibiotics?
    The association between poultry and cancer may be explained by the presence in chickens' and turkeys' flesh of industrial carcinogens such as dioxins, oncogenic (cancer-causing) viruses, and/or the...
  • Wart Cancer Viruses in Food
    Wart Cancer Viruses in Food
    The wart-causing viruses in animals may present more than just a cosmetic issue for consumers.