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  • What are nitrite and nitrate?
  • Why is nitrite added to food?
  • What are the sources of nitrite and nitrate?
  • Why does the human body produce nitrite?
  • Are foods containing nitrite or nitrate safe?
  • Does nitrite cause cancer?
  • Does nitrite cause childhood cancers or leukaemia?
  • How are nitrosamines formed?
  • Is it dangerous to combine salmon and spinach?
  • Can you heat spinach twice?

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