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We Are Feeding Our Kids Known Carcinogens

Andrew Merle

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We know that smoking is bad for us.

Smoking has clearly been proven to cause cancer (and many other diseases), and therefore a health-warning label is required to appear on every pack of cigarettes. It has been that way for over 50 years.

Alcohol, too, is a known carcinogen. Alcohol bottles must also bear health-warning labels, and it has become common knowledge that excessive drinking causes health problems.

Of course cigarettes and alcohol can only legally be purchased and consumed by adults.

But there is another known carcinogen that many people consume every day and feed to their children.

In fact, there are over 100 known human carcinogens.

But only a few of these are related to diet and lifestyle (most are chemicals in the environment and other exposures).

If there was something you were doing every day that was known to cause cancer, wouldn’t you want to know about it?

Perhaps, like cigarettes and alcohol, some people would choose to do it anyway.

If you knew something caused cancer, would you give it to your kids? Probably not, just like you wouldn’t want to expose them to toxic chemicals.

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Andrew Merle

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