Often times we overlook some of the things that we decide to put into our bodies. More specifically, when we are choosing meal options, we may choose to eat something that isn't the best for us. There is a ton of information available on the packaging of our food products, along with online, for us to know what our food is made of and where it comes from. Sometimes we find out that the food we have been eating for years actually contains something dangerous for us.

This is the case as another popular cereal in Michigan has been linked to cancer. We have seen popular toys and even candy be linked to cancer, now one of the most legendary cereals of all times is joining the ranks. This cereal can be found in just about every grocery store in the state of Michigan, in many different box sizes. You might want to check your pantry to see if you have been eating on cancerous cereal.

A pesticide highly used for crop cultivation that has major links to cancer, as well as, developmental and reproductive issues, and found that the pesticide was detectable 80% of the time in the human consumer. The pesticide in question is called chlormequat chloride, and is used to regulate the stem height in grain, so that the crop stands upright, and is not as likely to bend over and make it more difficult to harvest.

That would be Cheerios owned by General Mills. Also showing high amounts of the pesticide are Quaker Oats products owned by PepsiCo. This pesticide is not used in American crops, but comes from imports from Europe and around the world according to this Syracuse article.

If you have been eating Cheerios for a long time, if you have recently eaten Cheerios, know someone who has had Cheerios, or have fed Cheerios to someone sometime soon than you or that person should get checked out.

Here are 37 other products found in Michigan that could cause cancer:

Cancer Causing Chemicals Found In 37 Popular Michigan Food Items

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10 Counties With the Highest Cancer Rates in Michigan

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Cancer by County in Michigan

Adjusted for population and other factors, here are all 83 Michigan counties ranked by incidences of cancer per 100,000 residents, as reported by the National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control.

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