33 Shocking Everyday Activities That Increase the Risk of Cancer

Barbecuing Your Meat

#26 Barbecuing Your Meat

You may want to space out your barbecue nights after this one. Research has shown that barbecuing meat at very high temperatures can create two harmful carcinogenic compounds.

These compounds – called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heterocyclic amines (HCAs) – can cause damage to human DNA, which boosts the risk of getting cancer.

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