(Natural News) A powerful corrosion inhibitor chemical used in wood stove boilers is also deliberately added to most processed meats in the United States, a Natural News investigation has found. Dozens of popular brands of hot dogs, bacon, sausage, lunch meat, sandwich ham and cured meats are sold in grocery stores across America that carry the rust inhibitor chemical known as sodium nitrite.
Sodium nitrite is a known cancer-causing chemical that's being developed by the USDA as a deadly bait that poisons wild hogs to death. Scientific research shows that it increases the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%, and any chemist knows that if you combine nitrites with the hydrochloric acid in the stomach and the amino acids found in meat, you get nitrosamines, widely used by the pharmaceutical industry to induce cancer in lab rats so that drug companies can test their cancer drugs. Nitrosamines are also widely documented as a highly toxic water contaminant chemical.
The FDA has known about the cancer dangers of sodium nitrite since the 1970s, but the corrupt government agency swept the issue under the rug in order to protect the profits of the processed meat industry.
Sodium nitrite is so dangerous that cancer experts have declared processed meat unsafe for human consumption. As reported on Natural News:
Hundreds of cancer researchers took part in a five-year project spanning more than 7,000 clinical studies and designed to document the links between diet and cancer. Their conclusion, published in the World Cancer Research Fund's report, Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective (2007), has rocked the health world with a declaration that all people should immediately stop buying and eating processed meat products and that all processed meat should be avoided for life!
Despite the extreme dangers of sodium nitrite to human health, a front group for the processed meat industry called MeatSafety.org actually claims sodium nitrite is good for you. On its sodium nitrite propaganda page, the front group claims, "Scientists at the National Institutes of Health over the last several years have announced a number of studies that document the health benefits of sodium nitrite. These scientists have concluded that sodium nitrite is a potential new treatment for organ transplantation, heart attacks, sickle cell disease, and leg vascular problems."
This is the quack science equivalent to claiming "nicotine is not addictive" or "high-fructose corn syrup doesn't promote obesity."
Follow more news on the scientific evidence linking sodium nitrite to cancer at the World Cancer Research Fund International website.
The same chemical found in hot dogs, bacon and beef jerky is added to corrosion inhibitor chemical cocktails for boilers
Now, a Natural News investigation into industrial chemicals has found that sodium nitrite is the No. 1 ingredient in corrosion inhibitor cocktails for steel boilers.