Transcript: Poultry and Penis Cancer
Last year, I presented the study on poultry slaughterplant workers, where they were found to have excess cancers of the mouth, nasal cavities, throat, tonsils, inner ear cancer, sinus cancer, esophageal, rectal, liver, leukemia etc. thought to be because they are exposed to cancer causing viruses present in poultry and poultry products, and worse that they may be transmitted to anyone in the general population handling or eating inadequately cooked chicken. It’s not clear how you’re supposed to not handle raw chicken yet somehow still levitate it into the oven.
The study was replicated recently in the largest such investigation to date, more than 20,000 workers in poultry slaughtering and packing plants. They found the same thing confirming the findings of three other studies to date that workers in poultry slaughtering and processing plants have increased risk of dying from certain cancers. New findings in this study were increased risk of death from cancers of the cervix and penis.
Excess cancer of the penis in all males, with a standardized mortality ratio more than 8-fold higher.
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