Alert on cancer chemical found in thousands of processed foods

Daily Mail, Apr. 24, 2011

A chemical which causes cancer has been found in a huge range of foods including bread, crisps and baby food. Scientists have identified high levels in thousands of cooked and processed products.

The substance, acrylamide, has been linked to several types of cancer including bowel, bladder and kidney, and is known to cause infertility and loss of muscle control. Scientists have known since 2002 that the chemical exists in certain products and have urged the food industry to reduce levels.

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