Beware! Processed meat and microwave popcorn can cause cancer!The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has said in a recent report that while there is no evidence to prove that coffee is carcinogenic. However, IARC has stated in the same report that the processed meat is in the category 1 of cancer causing substances (most carcinogenic). According to the study, consuming 50 grams of meat such as hot dogs, ham and bacon which go through the process of smoking, salting, curing or fermenting on a daily basis, can increase the risk of colo-rectal cancer by 18 percent. Processed meat contains chemicals such as sodium nitrite and sodium nitrate, both of which increase the risk of cancer.
Popcorn in itself is not that bad, but the bag which contains microwave popcorn is lined with Perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical, which, when heated, can cause infertility, cancer and other diseases.