Hot Dogs Cause Butt Cancer?

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Posted March 20, 2012 by peta2 staff

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine erected this billboard in Chicago to help people in the hot-dog capital reduce their colorectal cancer risk—no small task since 39 percent of Americans don’t even know what the colon is. Seriously. Although I’m guessing a much greater percentage don’t know what’s in a hot dog.

Besides mechanically separated meat, bones, connective tissue, and the stuff they put in instant hand warmers, hot dogs and other processed meats are chockfull of cancer-causing nitrates, which greatly increase the risk of deadly colorectal cancer.

Given the choice, I think I’d rather put down the bun and save my own buns. :)



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  • 1255 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    I haven’t eaten hot dogs ever since I saw what they’re made of.

  • 1256 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Ew, so gross.

  • 1258 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]


    Oh yummy!

    No, I think I’ll stick with a veggie dog, thank you very much!

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