At least 18 products containing margarine and sold in shops here contain glycidol, a substance thought to cause cancer, while at least 16 of these are also contaminated with 3-MCPD, which can harm kidney function and male fertility. Photo: Felix Wong

Almost 20 spreads sold in Hong Kong ‘could increase your risk of cancer’

The products have glycidol and most also have 3-MCPD, substances found in a host of processed foods, though the Consumer Council says ‘with normal consumption, the impact on health is minimal’

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At least 18 products containing margarine and sold in shops here contain glycidol, a substance thought to cause cancer, while at least 16 of these are also contaminated with 3-MCPD, which can harm kidney function and male fertility. Photo: Felix Wong
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