Billboards will warn parents about "Cancer-Causing" food in schools

Published: Mar. 14, 2016 at 9:00 PM PDT
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Two billboards are going up in Carson City to warn parents about hot dogs in school lunches. The billboards show an image of a skull and bones made of out a half-eaten sausage patty with two hot dogs. It reads, "Cancer-Causing Foods Don't Belong in School" and "".

The website reads: The World Health Organization recently declared processed meats—such as pepperoni, hot dogs, bacon, sausage, and deli meats—"carcinogenic to humans." The organization has even classified processed meats in the same category as asbestos, tobacco products, and other carcinogens. The association of processed meat consumption and increased cancer risk is most notable for colorectal cancer.

According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, The billboards will be placed on 4440 US Hwy 50 East NS and 5354 US Hwy 50 East NS.

The billboards were placed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—a Washington-based nonprofit of more than 12,000 doctors. The doctors also petitioned Mayor Robert Crowell to remove processed meats from schools. Additionally, the group has reached out to Chris Cooper, Coordinator of Nutritional Services for Carson City School District, with an offer to help get processed meat off the menu.