7 things you need to know when you barbecue

Outlet: The Today Show

“While some animal studies have suggested an increased cancer risk from consuming Heterocyclic amines (HCA) formed during high temperature cooking such as grilling, consumers should be reassured that the risk occurs at exposure levels thousands of times higher than people are exposed to from ordinary cooking and grilling,” Dale Woerner, Ph.D., associate professor at the Center for Meat Safety & Quality, Colorado State University told NBC News.