It is estimated that over 155 million hot dogs are eaten every Independence day (4th of July) in the United States of America. This is an alarming statistic considering that doctors now advice that parents should avoid giving their children and wards hot dog to eat. This is because recent studies have indicated that kids who consume over 12 hot dogs in 30 days are more than likely to have leukaemia.
This is a worrying recommendation by doctors and they further claim that women that are pregnant and eat a hot dog every seven days or so, could put the life of their babies in jeopardy, as doctors now believe that the infants are more likely to develop brain tumor as a result of their mothers consuming just a single hot dog per week.
Fathers are also not exempted from this problem as those fathers that consume hot dogs on a regular basis are likely to have children who develop cancer as well.
What Is Responsible For This Shocking Revelation?
It is the high levels of nitrite additives in the hot dogs that is responsible for these very shocking statistics. The nitrite additives are infused in the hot dogs as a way of combating botulism, however, when hot dogs are cooked the nitrates and the amines present in the meat will merge and when this happens they form a compound that is very carcinogenic and cancer causing. It is advisable to go for meat that is nitrite-free, if you cannot stop eating hot dogs.
Source: Beauty Health Page