Hotdogs can be Life-threatening according to some Experts!

By: Sherwin in Food

Hotdogs Life-threatening and very Dangerous according to Experts!

Did you ask yourself about the threats and dangerous effect of eating hotdogs?

Your kids love hotdogs and even you like to eat more hotdogs than them. It's not easy to refrain from eating hotdogs because it is one of the best ways to satisfy our hunger and its irresistible taste makes it hard for us not to crave for it. But of course, eating too much hotdog has its own ominous effects too.


Before I discuss the claims of some experts regarding the life-threatening effects of hotdogs, I would like to give you some important information about hotdogs.

There are many kinds of hotdogs around the world. It varies from one place to another. Different areas of the world have local variations on the type of meat used, condiments, and ways of preparation. Conventional hot dogs are made from pork trimmings; the pieces left over after chops, bacon, and ham has been cut away along with chicken or turkey. In United States alone, it is said that they already have 200 types of it! That's a lot, right?

Recently, a National Medical group identified hotdogs as appalling as cigarettes, since a 50-gram serving of processed meat a day highly increases the risk of colorectal cancer.

Hotdogs contain Nitrites which are used as preservatives, primarily to combat Botulism.

What is Botulism?

Botulism is an unusual serious illness. The cause is toxin (poison) made by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. It occurs naturally in soil.

There are quite a few kinds of botulism. Foodborne botulism comes from eating foods contaminated with the toxin. Wound botulism happens when a wound infected with the bacteria makes the toxin. It is more common in heroin users. Infant botulism happens when a baby consumes the spores of the bacteria from soil or honey. All forms can be deadly and are medical emergencies.

Symptoms include double or blurred vision, drooping eyelids, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, dry mouth, and muscle weakness. Treatment may include antitoxins, intensive medical care, or surgery of infected wounds.

During the cooking process, Nitrites combine with amines naturally present in meat to form Carcinogenic N-nitroso compounds. It is also suspected that Nitrites can combine with amines in human stomach to form N-nitroso compound. These compound are known Carcinogens and have been associated with cancer of the oral cavity, urinary bladder, esophagus, and stomach and brain.

Preparing hotdogs is easy and fast solution to feed hungry individuals but in the end they might have to deal with the fatal consequences.




Good Day mates! I’m Sherwin, I am an Electrical Engineering student at Rizal Technological University. I love writing articles and editorials second only to reading interesting conspiracy theories. Feel free to contact me, if you find my opinions and articles a little bit offensive or unoriginal. Follow or add me @

Posted by on 17 Dec 2013

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