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Two Children’s Hospitals Improve Patient Menus, Remove #HazardousHotDogs

WASHINGTON—Riley Hospital for Children and Kentucky Children’s Hospital have made patient menus more healthful by removing cancer-causing hot dogs, among other improvements. Hot dogs should not be served to patients because they are the  No. 1 choking risk for children and are linked to an increased risk of colon cancer says the Physicians Committee—a nonprofit of 12,000 doctors. Indiana and Kentucky have high death rates from colorectal cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Resolution Urges OEHHA to Add Cancer-Causing Processed Meat to Prop 65

SACRAMENTO—SCR 100, a resolution introduced in the California State Legislature by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), urges the Office of Environment Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to add processed meat—such as hot dogs, bacon, and deli meat—to California’s list of substances known to cause cancer, as required under Proposition 65.