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  1. James McKay
    March 30, 2021 @ 6:11 pm

    My understanding is that nitrates (including from natural sources such as celery) interact with certain components in red meat (haem iron, amines and amides), they form N-nitroso compounds, which cause cancer. The best known of these compounds is nitrosamine. Organic bacon, organic wine, and organic cigarettes are all marketed as being safer; but I don’t think the cancer council would say there is any difference.

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    • Peri McIntosh
      December 26, 2021 @ 5:28 pm

      James, thanks for sharing about the way nitrates interact to form other compounds. I must admit chemistry isn’t my forte, but it’s wise to learn what we can, and then make the best choices we can for our family.
      Peri x

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