Processed Meats Causing Cancer?

Jaycie Lewis, Reporter

Wait; are you telling me bacon can give you cancer?

Studies have recently shown that processed meats such as bacon, hot dogs, red meats, etc. have a cancer causing chemical called carcinogen.  Carcinogen is in the same category as tobacco and asbestos (both cause cancer in over exposed).  This doesn’t exactly mean to completely stop eating these meats but rather limit your consumption to reduce your chance of getting colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum).  All these studies have been recent and looked into by World’s Health Organization and the International Agency of Cancer Research during late October.