Courtesy of the American Council on Science and Health, a list of all known carcinogens in typical Thanksgiving meal dishes.
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Actually this is helpful. It reminds us all that there are carcinogens in everything we eat. So we shouldn’t do the St. Vitus dance everytime some scientist finds one more — as so many ignorant environmentalists would have us do. We should learn to distinguish between insignificant risks and real risks.
Glad to see this post. Maybe it will shock some sense into environmental wackos who are scared of their own shadow.
ACSH has been doing this Thanksgiving menu shtick for 25 years, and it is as stale as week-old turkey. It was the organization’s last original idea.
I think Nicolas has a point. But after 25 years the message still has not penetrated the brain of a lot of nervous nellies.
Agreed, Larry. A good deal of the blame should go to America’s scientists, who could do a much better job of debunking nonsense.
[...] of carcinogens. There is no diet that lacks carcinogens. As previously reported at this blog, a typical Thanksgiving dinner is teeming with dozens of natural [...]
The full article from the “American Council on Science and Health” says, in summary, a little bit of poison never hurt anyone. Of course, the ACSH has a history of their “scientific” studies supporting the commercial interests of their major donors. What else would you expect from an organization whose medical director served a year in prison for Medicare fraud.
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