Butter-flavored Popcorn Ingredient Suspected Cause Of Lung Disease

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 07:28 in Health & Medicine

An unusually high incidence of lung disease has been diagnosed in workers at popcorn factories. Researchers are focusing on diacetyl, the ingredient which is largely responsible for the odor and flavor of the butter in popcorn, according to a new article in Toxicologic Pathology.

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