Reviews of articles by: vinit

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Viral news article misinterprets classification of processed meat as carcinogenic in claiming it is “as harmful as cigarettes”

in Truth Reporter, by vinit

“The classification of processed meat as “Group 1” – carcinogenic to humans means that the evidence is as strong as for other risk factors included in the Group 1 category, including tobacco. It does not mean that the risk is the same. While Cancer Research UK estimates that 19% of all cancers are caused by tobacco, processed meat is estimated to cause 3% of all cancers. The presentation of the facts in this article is therefore inaccurate, confusing and misleading to the readers.”

— 05 Dec 2018


CLAIM REVIEWS

Claim that the World Health Organization finds “bacon as harmful as cigarettes” is inaccurate and misleading

CLAIM
"World Health Organization Officially Declares Bacon is as Harmful as Cigarettes"

SOURCE: vinit, Truth Reporter, 10 Jul. 2018

VERDICT