Bacon, burgers and sausages are a cancer risk, say world health chiefs: Processed meats added to list of substances most likely to cause disease alongside cigarettes and asbestos
- Fresh red meat is also due to join WHO ‘encyclopaedia of carcinogens’
- Rulings will send shock waves through farming and fast food industries
- Could lead to new dietary guidelines and warning labels on bacon packs
- Mounting concern that meat fuels disease that kills 150,000 a year in UK
By FIONA MACRAE and STEPHEN WRIGHT FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 17:35 EST, 22 October 2015 | UPDATED: 06:18 EST, 26 October 2015
“Bacon, burgers and sausages are as big a cancer threat as cigarettes, global health chiefs are to rule.
The World Health Organisation is to list processed meat among the most cancer-causing substances, alongside arsenic and asbestos.
Fresh red meat is also due to join the ‘encyclopaedia of carcinogens’ and is likely to be ranked as only slightly less dangerous than the preserved products…”
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3285490/Bacon-burgers-sausages-cancer-risk-say-world-health-chiefs-Processed-meats-added-list-substances-likely-cause-disease-alongside-cigarettes-asbestos.html#ixzz3q0Nsp9yj
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