Cancer-causing chemicals in food
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Cancer-causing chemicals in food report together with separate views by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Carcinogens.,
  • Pesticide residues in food -- United States.,
  • Food contamination -- United States.

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Statementby the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session.
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 103 p. ;
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22261173M

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trace amounts of many chemicals every day. These everyday exposures are usually too small to cause health problems. Exposure to chemicals in the outdoors, at home, and at work may add to your chances of getting cancer. Certain chemicals, including benzene, beryllium, asbestos, vinyl chloride, and arsenic are known human carcinogens. People can avoid some cancer-causing exposures, such as tobacco smoke and the sun’s rays. But other ones are harder to avoid, especially if they are in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, or the materials we use to do our jobs. Scientists are studying which exposures may cause or contribute to the development of cancer.   4 Arsenic in drinking water: The highly toxic chemical which is used to make certain alloys used in the manufacturing industry, can get into the drinking water supply, particularly in ground water. Arsenic is known to cause skin cancer, and linked to causing liver, lung Author: Aisha Gani. The major food sources of acrylamide are French fries and potato chips; crackers, bread, and cookies; breakfast cereals; canned black olives; prune juice; and coffee. Acrylamide levels in food vary widely depending on the manufacturer, the cooking time, and the method and temperature of the cooking process (5, 6).

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Get this from a library! Cancer-causing chemicals in food: report together with separate views. [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.]. Like processed meats, soda pop has been shown to cause cancer as well. Loaded with sugar, food chemicals, and colorings, soda pop acidifies the body and literally feeds cancer cells. Common soda pop chemicals like caramel color and its derivative 4-methylimidazole (4-MI) have also specifically been linked to causing cancer. Highly processed foods like instant noodles and chicken nuggets may raise cancer risk, researchers found. And these foods are packaged, and chemicals can leach out of the packaging.   The list contains a wide range of naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals that are known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. These chemicals include additives or ingredients in pesticides, common household products, food, drugs, dyes, or solvents.