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what can nitrates do to a fetus?

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Dr. Cynthia Lu
16 years experience General Practice
Good question: There has been considerable human epidemiological data pertaining to the consumption of (nitrite-containing) cured meats and hot dogs during pregnancy and the risk for childhood brain cancer. The associations of maternal consumption of cured meat with risk of childhood brain tumors were quite consistent across studies, particularly for hot dog consumption.
Answered on Jan 10, 2013

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