8 common-food-additives-linked-to-cancer

Artificial Sweeteners: Some artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose have been associated with cancer risk in animal studies.

Sodium Nitrite: Sodium nitrite is commonly used as a preservative in processed meats like bacon, sausage, and hot dogs.

BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) and BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene): BHA and BHT are synthetic antioxidants used to prevent rancidity in processed foods and fats.

Artificial Food Colorings: Some artificial food colorings, such as Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6, have been linked to cancer in animal studies.

Potassium Bromate: Potassium bromate is used as a dough conditioner in bread and baked goods to improve dough strength and rise.

Trans Fats: While not always considered a food additive, trans fats are often found in partially hydrogenated oils used in processed foods like margarine, baked goods, and fried foods.

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs): PAHs are formed when meat is cooked at high temperatures, such as grilling or smoking.

Propylene Glycol: Propylene glycol is a synthetic compound used as a food additive to maintain moisture and texture in processed foods.

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