Re: Why single out bacon?
"Great, can we have salt added to the list of known carcinogens too then."
We're talking about high salt content every day, and from looking at what the IARC has labelled a risk salt is probably already is on their list :
"but don’t breathe air (Class I carcinogen), sit near a sun-filled window (Class I), apply aloe vera (Class 2B) if you get a sunburn, drink wine or coffee (Class I and Class 2B), or eat grilled food (Class 2A). And if you are a hairdresser or do shiftwork (both Class 2A), you should seek a new career."
Wasn't saying don't eat any salt just that eating a lot of it seems linked to bowel and stomach cancers for the reasons given in the link.