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Microwave Popcorn Lawsuit Results in Jury Award of $7M for Consumer

A Denver man who was one of the the first microwave popcorn eaters to bring a lawsuit after being diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans, more commonly known as “popcorn” lung, has been awarded $7.2 million in damages against various companies that made and sold the food without warning about the potential health problems from diacetyl, a chemical previously used to give the popcorn it’s butter flavor. …

Microwave Popcorn Lung Prevention Rules Expanded by OSHA

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Federal safety regulators say that some substitutes for the chemical diacetyl, believed to cause a condition known as microwave popcorn lung disease in food manufacturing workers, may also be linked to the potentially deadly ailment. …

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