How many carcinogens are too much in your food/drink?

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A child drinks a soda.

The words “artificial flavor” on the ingredient labels of sodas and other processed foods can refer to chemicals that are known to cause cancer in animals.

DUNDANIM’S / SHUTTERSTOCK

Ever wonder what “artificial flavor” means when you look at the list of ingredients? In some cases, it means chemicals that are known to cause cancer in animals and could cause cancer in humans.

For years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed food manufacturers to use seven such flavor additives. These flavorings can be used in a wide variety of processed foods and are found in everything from baked goods and alcoholic beverages to candy and ice cream to make them fruitier, tangier and nacho-cheesier…

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