On Bacon and Cancer

news_views_icon“Does Eating Bacon Really Cause Cancer?” By The Center for Accountability in Science.bacon_butty
Bacon lovers in California can breathe a sigh of relief—for now, at least. The state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, which manages Proposition 65 warning labels, has announced it will not require warnings on bacon or other processed meats following news last fall that the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer had classified these meats as carcinogenic. When the IARC’s proclamation emerged, we were skeptical of the science behind it. And Prop 65—which has resulted in warning labels on everything from fishing rods to parking garages—certainly has its own multitude of flaws. Now, Reuters has investigated IARC’s methodology and raises serious concerns about its utility for both scientists and the public … Read more.

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