All the doctors, scientists and experts have made it clear, DO NOT feed hot dogs to your children.
The latest study has proved that children who eat over 12 hot dogs a month have 9 times increased risk of contracting leukemia.
Scientific studies have also shown that pregnant women who consume at least one hot dog in 7 days are more likely to give birth to a child that will develop brain tumor.
What is the main problem?
Nitrates and nitrites are actually used as preservatives in cured meats like hot dogs, sausages, salami and bacon. Nitrites which can be formed from nitrates, react with occurring components of protein.Nitrosamines can be caused by this reaction, which represent cancer causing compounds. Nitrosamines can be formed in the digestive tract or from nitrate-treated meat or in nitrite.
According to many scientific studies, nitrites are closely connected to stomach cancer. A relation between cancer of esophagus and cure meats has also been shown by other studies.
Other evidences indicate thyroid and brain cancer are also related with nitrites.
According to the WHO (World Health Organization), ingested nitrates and nitrites are probable human carcinogens.
Spinach and other leafy veggies are rich in nitrates. But, there isn’t any relation between the nitrate intake from vegetables and any other health condition.