Bacon, burgers and sausages are as big a cancer risk as SMOKING, say world health chiefs
The World Health Organisation is to list processed meat among the most cancer-causing substances,
alongside arsenic and asbestos.The classifications, by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, come amid mounting concern that meat fuels the disease which claims more than 150,000 lives a year in the UK.
,the body said,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. The rulings, revealed to the Mail by a well-placed source, will send shock waves through the farming industry and the fast food sector. They could also lead to new dietary guidelines and warning labels on packs of bacon.