Hot dogs are favorite to Americans there is no doubt about it. I remember eating grilled hot dogs, and hot dogs mixed with macaroni and cheese for the fourth of July.
I can still taste them when I think about it. About 155 million hot dogs are eaten on every fourth of July nationwide. That means a lot of ‘dogs!
According to new research, children who eat over a dozen hot dogs a month are nine times more likely to develop leukemia.
Also, pregnant women who eat one hot dog a week are more likely to have children who will develop a brain tumor.
Equally, a father who often ate hot dogs before conceiving a child also imparts a high likeliness of cancer to his child.
The problem? Nitrite additives
Nitrites are an additive added to hot dogs, generally to combat botulism.
Through the process of cooking the hot dog the nitrates and amines are combined. Amines are naturally present in the meat to form N-nitroso, which is a seriously carcinogenic compound.
In the event that you have to feed your family hot dogs, look for nitrite-free meats or limit the amount of hot dogs you and your family eat.
You can likewise ask that supermarkets begin carrying nitrite-free hot dogs exclusively and lobby your local school board to ditch hot dogs that contain nitrates.