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Butter Flavored Popcorn Linked to Lung Disease

[Irma] Ortiz, 44, is among a group of California food-flavoring workers recently diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare and life-threatening form of fixed obstructive lung disease. Also known as popcorn workers lung, because it has turned up in workers at microwave-popcorn factories, the disease destroys the lungs. A transplant is the only cure.

Cripes. Time to stop buying microwave popcorn. We prefer the old-fashioned, artery-clogging version anyway.

Flavoring Suspected in Illness - washingtonpost.com [via digg]

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  1. We can only pray that OSHA will come to their "senses" and make a way to discontinue the use of this horrific toxin, diacetyl, thank you for reasearch and understanding of how lives have been altered drastically from going to work and not expecting anything to happen until it is too late. Proverbs 3:5,6

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