California considers adding meat to cancer-warning list

This June 29, 2013 photo shows, from top left, the sweet peach, Italian and Hawaiian hot dogs in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

California is now considering adding meats like hot dogs, sausages and bacon to a cancer-warning list.

This comes after the World Health Organization classified processed meats as carcinogens.

WHO officials said the risk of developing cancer is small, but increases with the amount of meat consumed.

Proposition 65 requires the state keep a list of all chemicals and substances known to increase cancer risks and for businesses to warn customers.


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