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The Doctors Explain The Dangerous Chemical Lurking In Your Potato Chips

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Do you love potato chips? Well then, you'll probably hate this…

Turns our there are a lot more harmful ingredients than saturated fat and empty calories in a bag of potato chips!

The medical experts on televisions The Doctors warn that the same chemical ingredient, acrylamide, that is found in cancer-causing cigarettes is also found in potato chips!

Scary!

In fact, potato chip makers in California are being forced to put a warning on their bags by 2012 or change the way that they make their product because acrylamide is a bi-product of the manufacturing process for the popular snack food.

What else is gross in our food? Bugs!

Some studies claim Americans eat an estimated one pound of bug and rodent parts each year without even knowing it.

Dr. Travis Stork, co-host on The Doctors and emergency room physician, says while bugs are gross, he'd be more worried about harmful pesticides, explaining:

"Yes, it's disgusting and shocking and no, no one wants to go in and eat a bug leg or a bug wing when they eat a snack, but I would argue as a physician that perhaps sometimes there are other things that you also can't see that are more harmful to your health."

He recommends buying organic fruit and vegetables as much possible, continuing to say:

"It's a fine line, because you don't want to eat bug and rodent parts, but you also don't want to use too many pesticides to try and eliminate that."

Check out the video above in which the doctors discuss the cancer-causing chemical, acrylamide, found in potato chips!

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