Calif. Considers Adding Processed, Red Meats to List of Substances Known To Increase Cancer Risk
California is considering whether processed meat and red meat should be included on a list of substances known to increase cancer risk that is maintained by the state under Proposition 65. Under Prop. 65, producers are required to put a "clear and reasonable" warning label on the product about the cancer risk. On Monday, the International Agency for Research on Cancer -- part of the World Health Organization -- released research finding that processed meats, such as bacon and hot dogs, can cause cancer.
- "California Considers Adding Meat to Cancer-Alert List" (Polansek/Huffstutter, Reuters, 10/28).