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Carcinogen risk?

Ok,so my mother asks me how the egg is as she hasn't seen or eaten from one yet and I say say its awesome and  that I cook on it almost every day.
Her second question was is it safe to eat off charcoal that often? Doesn't it cause cancer ? I said no but then I saw the notice on the royal oak bag stating burning lump charcoal is a known cause of cancer in California.So whats the story here is it ok to be eating off the egg a few times a week? Should my kids be eating this food? Yes I know we are all going to die from something right?



Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock



Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,473
    Only an issue in California-just like auto emissions and most other heavily regulated things :)  just an opinion-as I was there during the current gov's first time in the chair...
    Louisville
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558
    Just the black char and/or the thick white smoke (voc's) thats bad??
    Whats the issue with the charcoal?
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,140
    If I tell you it's bad for you are you going to change your habits?


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  • Crispix49Crispix49 Posts: 190
    Everything causes cancer...at least that's what my federal overlords tell me. In all seriousness that was something I looked at too...seem to be the char that is the issue not smoke flavor.
    Atlanta suburbs
    Large & Mini owner
    UGA Alum - Go Dawgs!
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558
    Figured it wasn't too much of a concern around hear.Its not like I was going to quit drinking and egging anyways.
    I'll go take the for sale sign off the egg I guess lol!!!!
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,734
    I think it is deadly, I am to far gone to care so you should just sell me your egg :))

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  • Beagle1Beagle1 Posts: 31
    booze will get me before my beloved egg does
    Atlanta, GA and Watts Bar Lake, TN
    2 LBGEs
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  • hapster said:
    Look... ya' got die of something right? Why not make it some of the best tasting stuff on earth? Lighten up and enjoy your food...

    The **** they put in processed foods will kill you way faster than anything your doing on the egg to fresh proteins and veggies with fire and smoke
    Amen! It's all that crap that you can't pronounce that is supposed to make things last weeks or months that should last days that are going to kill you. We have been cooking over wood and fire for thousands of years and life expectancy keeps getting longer. Can't be that.
    LBGE 2013, SBGE 2014, Mini 2015
    Columbus IN
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  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 995
    The death rate is holding steady at 100 percent. Enjoy! :)

    Ps: zombies.
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,342
    mb99zz said:
    I bought a new set of pedals for my mountain bike and was shocked to see a label on the box say "contains contents known to cause cancer in California". I laughed. My first thought was (no offense to CAs): only an idiot from California would try to eat a bike pedal.

    Lived in CA for 11 years....Fallen off my Mtn bike several time, only eaten lots of dirt......uh, I wonder if there is a cancer causing label for eating the dirt.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • mb99zzmb99zz Posts: 182


    mb99zz said:

    I bought a new set of pedals for my mountain bike and was shocked to see a label on the box say "contains contents known to cause cancer in California". I laughed. My first thought was (no offense to CAs): only an idiot from California would try to eat a bike pedal.



    Lived in CA for 11 years....Fallen off my Mtn bike several time, only eaten lots of dirt......uh, I wonder if there is a cancer causing label for eating the dirt.


    Too funny. Well I fell on a ride a couple years ago and broke my arm. So, my bike needs a label warning me for that too I guess.
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,424
    Most of these warnings are a result of the overly litigious mindset in the US and are just an attempt to mitigate potential product liability claims
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,342
    ToTN speaks the truth. Ever wonder why there is Braille on the drive up ATM or at some gas pumps. CYA in full mode.
    CA labeling laws border on the insane. While we lived there MTBE was mandated as a gasoline additive there was a warning label for gasoline but not for MTBE....go figure.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,520
    Hopefully, you are not Egging in the presence of sunlight, also a know carcinogen.
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  • KainKain Posts: 16
    The mortality rate of BGE owners eventually equates to 100% which, coincidentally, is the same for non-BGE owners.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,259
    I'm working on a cargo/loaner bike - tough part is to make it cancer free for Californians.   (bought SWMBO a new bike the other day, turning her old bike into a fun bike).


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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,128
    i have a 12 pound lead fishing weight that according to california may cause lead poisoning if swallowed.
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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,425
    Hell, ya can't even fart in cali without a permit. I guess that I break the law quite often every day. :D

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,298

    ToTN speaks the truth. Ever wonder why there is Braille on the drive up ATM or at some gas pumps. CYA in full mode.

    CA labeling laws border on the insane. While we lived there MTBE was mandated as a gasoline additive there was a warning label for gasoline but not for MTBE....go figure.

    I read about the braille thing a few months ago. It is actually done because it is more cost effective to have only one type of touchpad produced since most uses are quite
    similar in function.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,298

    I'm working on a cargo/loaner bike - tough part is to make it cancer free for Californians.   (bought SWMBO a new bike the other day, turning her old bike into a fun bike).


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    If you want it to be fun, add a banana seat and streamers. VI can help with that part.
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  • Braille thing is as good as the picture graph signs for the library for those who can't read.
    Bob
    Cookin' on the coast
    Shellman Bluff, GA
    Medium BGE

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  • BullibeBullibe Posts: 132
    I'm working on a cargo/loaner bike - tough part is to make it cancer free for Californians.   (bought SWMBO a new bike the other day, turning her old bike into a fun bike).


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    That's a cool limo, is that a Trek kit or did you build it?
    Redneck Riviera, Gulf Shores, Alabama
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  • BonarBonar Posts: 28
    Wow, I will make this part of my master plan if I ever want to leave this world. I will begin a delicious regime of BBQ 3 times a day plus BBQ snacks till I go to BBQ heaven. At least this way I can control when and how I get my cancer verses waiting for it to choose to attack.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,926
    Life is bad for you, in the end, you'll die from it. Relax, don't worry, fire up the egg and crack open a cold one.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,259
    Bullibe said:
    I'm working on a cargo/loaner bike - tough part is to make it cancer free for Californians.   (bought SWMBO a new bike the other day, turning her old bike into a fun bike).


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    That's a cool limo, is that a Trek kit or did you build it?
    Some parts salvaged from an old Trek.  xtracycle.com free radical kit, plus other parts I bought.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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