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77: Safe Grilling Tips With Nurse Marie Stegner

77: Safe Grilling Tips With Nurse Marie Stegner

The hot weather has arrived and BBQ’s are grilling great smelling foods all over, from beaches to ballparks to backyards.  I have to admit, I am one of those people that love to grill.  As soon as the weather gets warm, the grill gets fired up and our outdoor cooking season begins.  Cooking on the grill is a “win-win” situation for us.  Our kitchens stays clean and our food tastes great.

But have you ever wondered while enjoying your scrumptious food under the blazing sun, that there might be some dangers of eating food from the BBQ and whether or not the grills are being cleaned safely.

“Is there a connection between foods cooked on the grill and cancer?”  Yes.  When foods are cooked at a high temperature, or foods come in contact with the flames of the grill, certain carcinogenic compounds can form.  The compounds, called Heterocyclic Amines and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, are formed when food falls into the flame and causes smoke, or when fats are heated to high temperatur