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popcorn worker's lung
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popcorn worker's lung (pop'kōrn wŏrk'ĕr lŭng),
a form of bronchiolitis obliterans that occurs as an occupational disease in workers in microwave popcorn plants.
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Dr Graham Burns, consultant physician in Respiratory Medicine at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "That particular chemical - diacetyl - is associated with an unusual but well-established lung condition called popcorn worker's lung
The only trouble is that diacetyl is an irritant and may be dangerous to humans in high doses, having been linked to a disease known as Popcorn Worker's Lung