Cigarettes, asbestos, bacon—what do these three things all have in common?
The World Health Organization announced today
that bacon, sausage and other processed meats are ranked alongside deadly known carcinogens.
The investigation involved 22 scientists invited by the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer to look at links between 16 cancers and processed meats.
Processed meat now falls into "group 1," putting it alongside tobacco smoking.
The Internet didn't take the news very well.
Of course there's a study claiming bacon causes cancer. It's something that brings people joy.— rstevens ☕️ (@rstevens) October 26, 2015
When you read the headline saying bacon causes cancer https://t.co/8CgiCBSJ6t— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) October 26, 2015
Bacon causes cancer? Well I'm going to try to eat it all so no one else has to suffer. Not all heroes wear capes.— Ol' QWERTY Bastard (@TheDiLLon1) October 26, 2015
"smoking causes cancer" ugh gross i would never smoke i'm gonna live forever "nitrates in bacon cause cancer" well i have to die somehow— rufous nightjar (@post_prufrock) October 26, 2015