It is not something that we think about often, if the food we eat contains carcinogens. However every year the number of people diagnosed with cancer keeps increasing, with almost 1.5 million diagnosed last year. The disease is becoming increasingly prevalent among the younger population as well. Perhaps it is time our generation had a serious look at what is in our foods that is causing this issue. Here is a list of top 10 carcinogen laden food, which upon regular consumption can drastically increase the probability of getting cancer even among the younger lot.
1. Microwave Popcorn:
- The bag used is lined with a chemical named PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid). This chemical is linked to different kinds of cancers like kidney, gall bladder, liver, pancreas, prostate and testicular cancers. [Source]
- Vast majority of the manufacturers use soybean oil (A GMO product) and propyl gallate (a preservative). Propyl Gallate is known to create peptic ulcers, digestive troubles and skin rashes.
- They use a chemical agent, diacetyl, known to cause lung diseases and lung cancer, recent ACT removed it from the ingredients as it caused several cases of lot lung diseases among the workers at their manufacturing facility.