INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A new billboard going up Monday near Indianapolis Motor Speedway is warning people that hot dogs can cause cancer.
The billboard, sponsored by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, has an image of hot dogs poking out of a cigarette pack. It says, "Warning: Hot dogs can wreck your health" and urges people to visit www.cancerproject.org.
According to the organization, more than 1 million hot dogs were served at IMS last year. The group cites a statistic from the American Institute for Cancer Research that consuming about one hot dog per day increases the risk of colorectal cancer by 21 percent.
The billboard is going up just days before masses of people fill the IMS for the Brickyard 400.
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