Don't drink the water, it is polluted, don't eat this er that cause it has sumtin in it er causes this er that, don't breath the air cause it's polluted, heck were all dead now, so I'm gonna keep right on doin it my way. Experts er only experts cause somebody listens to em.
The Surgeon General is really worked up about 3-2-1 ribs smoked with Marlboro also !!!
Whatever..... I am not real hip about the 3.2 billion or whatever they spent on their "Charred Meat Testing" either.....
I know it's fun to make fun of this but there are some legitimate studies that back up the statement. Charring meat by using a high flame does create HCAs which are carcinogenic compounds.
These are not formed from low temperaure cooking as in smoking but high temperature grilling and searing.
I know it's common practice here to bash the FDA. They aren't a pefect organization (what is) but when you use what they say and couple it with a little common sense it does provide a level of food safety.
honestly it would take a lot of char something to make up these hca compounds to actually do someting to you..i think if you basically burnt something 10 times a day and ate it do this plus 6-7 days a week at a couple of 10-20 years ..yea you may have a point ..but 1-2 a week everyother week or so i don't think anybodys in any trouble at the moment ...my $ .02
Okay, Okay...years ago before this forum was up and running it was said you would die from eating charcoal cooked food...BS...and they came out later and so said it was not true..now they come out with it again..there was a DR. on the news two weeks ago I guess that was takling about this. (FX nw) he kinda laughed and said something to the effect that if you were a lab rat and and was forced feed this stuff you would come to an early demise..
BUT,, there is an anttidote..and preventable vaccine
good martinis...great bourbon...savory scotch.. wicked demon rum..BUT beer on the other hand causes a more rapid onset of the dreaded eat your inerds out disease...