Sure, blame the bacon. Chinese municipality Dazhou has been experiencing some pretty severe air pollution, according to the provincial environmental monitoring center. Officials from Dazhou's environmental protection bureau, however, believe the central cause of this air pollution to be bacon.
They believe that the smoking of bacon by local residents has contributed to the less than spectacular condition of Dazhou's air. We talk about how much we'd love to live in a world where bacon is constantly cooking, but after a while, we're guessing it can be overwhelming for folks.
Zheng Jian, head of Chongquing-based social service agency Bayo NPO Development Center, stated in a report that even if smoking bacon could have a negative impact on air quality, it's unlikely that impact would be substantial.
Smoked bacon is a much-enjoyed delicacy in Sichuan cuisine.