May 7, 2007

Popcorn Workers Lung

You might want to think twice about using artificial butter flavoring in your popcorn after you read this.

Since 2001, academic studies have shown links between the disease and a chemical used in artificial butter flavor called diacetyl. Flavoring manufacturers have paid out more than $100 million as a result of lawsuits by people sick with popcorn workers lung over the past five years. One death from the disease has been confirmed.

Posted by Jill Fallon at May 7, 2007 9:22 AM | TrackBack | Permalink