Everyday Things That Can Give You Cancer Or Cause Heart Disease

30/06/2014 14:52 BST | Updated 30/06/2014 14:59 BST

There are some things that we all know are bad for our health, such as smoking, drinking excessive alcohol and living on a diet of Happy Meals.

But this video reveals the seemingly harmless everyday things that are actually really bad for us too.

Did you know that eating more processed meat increases your risk of dying earlier from cancer and heart disease?

You may also be surprised to hear that popcorn bags are lined with perfluorooctanoic acid - a toxin you can find in Teflon. When heated, this chemical is known to cause infertility and cancer in lab animals.

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And you can forget the idea that all fish is good for you - studies have shown that farmed salmon is a high risk cancer food, often contaminated with flame retardants, pesticides and antibiotics.

Is nothing safe anymore?

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