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Evie Roath

Class of 2026Crownsville, MD

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Processed Meat Carcinogen Warning Labeling

Started June 1, 2023

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Not enough is being done to address carcinogens in processed meat, which is a problematic discrepancy in comparison to other class one carcinogens. This paper will describe the steps that need to be taken and why. Paper will discuss the following: -Dangers of carcinogens generally, and specifically issues with processed meats -Similar regulations that have been imposed historically -The financial burden of cancer, and specifically cancer caused by processed meats, and how this proposed regulation will lessen these costs -How to enforce this regulation -Sample policy/law text -Arguments against this regulation and why it is still useful in spite of them