Popcorn Lung


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Bronchiolitis obliterans which was linked to the consumption of microwave popcorn, for which several manufacturers of microwave popcorn have settled out of court
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One of the inhaled chemicals associated with the cause of popcorn lung is Diacetyl.
He said: "Diacetyl and also acetyl propionyl have been linked to popcorn lung, so-called because it is a flavouring agent that gives popcorn a buttery taste and has been linked to a lung disease Bronchiolitis Obliterans, which is not dissimilar to COPD in those exposed to it through work.
But, what's more, there is no reliable link between exposure to these chemicals through smoking conventional cigarettes and popcorn lung.
Popcorn lung, officially called bronchiolitis obliterans, has been historically linked with people who worked in microwave popcorn plants mixing large vats of flavors.
The chemical diacetyl has been linked to a rare lifethreatening disease often called popcorn lung.