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February 27, 2012
Bacon and Botulism
The nitrite preservatives in processed meats such as bologna, bacon, ham, and hot dogs form carcinogenic nitrosamines but also reduce the growth of botulism bacteria, forcing regulators to strike a..
February 24, 2012
When Nitrites Go Bad
Nitrites in processed meat form nitrosamines, a class of potent carcinogens found in cigarette smoke, which may explain why hot dog consumption has been associated with the two leading pediatric..
February 23, 2012
Is Bacon Good or Is Spinach Bad?
If the nitrates in vegetables such as greens are health-promoting because they can be turned into nitrites and then nitric oxide inside our bodies, what about the nitrites added to cured meats such..
October 18, 2011
Is Potassium Sorbate Bad for You?
Is the preservative used to prevent mold growth in foods such as cheese, yogurt, wine, dried meat, pickles, apple cider, and many herbal dietary supplements harmful for humans?
November 5, 2010
Diet & Hyperactivity
Are soda drinking teens more hyperactive because of the sugar, caffeine, or preservatives?
November 4, 2010
Is Sodium Benzoate Harmful?
When combined with ascorbic acid in soda, sodium benzoate can form the potent carcinogen benzene
November 2, 2010
Is Citric Acid Harmful?
A hoax hoodwinks European consumers.
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