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Microwave "Popcorn Lung" Claim Filed In Denver


January 18, 2008 at 2:08:36 PM

Wayne Watson has filed suit against Kroger Co. in U.S. District Court in Denver claiming injury from the buttery flavor added to microwave popcorn. Watson generally eats 2 bags of microwave popcorn a day and has been diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans, also known as "popcorn lung". The vapor from the chemical , diacetyl, which is used to provide the butter flavor to microwave popcorn, has been associated with respiratory illness in popcorn plantworkers by some experts.
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