In popcorn lung
, the tiny air sacs in the lungs become scarred, resulting in the thickening and narrowing of the airways, the American Lung Association explained.
As diacetyl-related popcorn lung
litigation continues, diacetyl-related liability and insurance coverage may be approaching a new battleground: e-cigarettes.
is a slang term used for a condition called bronchiolitis obliterans (B0).
" is a term used to describe bronchiolitis obliterans, which is an irreversible obstructive lung disease characterized by an inflammatory blockage of the bronchioles-the tiniest and narrowest airways in the lungs.
A US study linked diacetyl to "popcorn lung
" - which causes breathlessness and coughing and can require a transplant.
The disease is now often referred to as "popcorn lung
." In testing the 51 e-cigarettes, researchers found diacetyl in 39, including in e-cigarette flavors that might especially appeal to young people.
" is an irreversible scarring of the smallest airways in the lungs.
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suit Chinese drywall maker to face U.S.
federal court awarded Watson $7.2 million in his suit against a popcorn maker and supermarket after he developed "popcorn lung
" as a result of his daily consumption of the microwavable snack.
He had developed a respiratory illness known as popcorn lung
. Just how many bags of popcorn had he eaten?
Watson said: "The makers did absolutely no testing whatsoever." Several workers in the US have been awarded damages since the first "popcorn lung
" lawsuit in 2004.
Unusual though Watson's case may sound, jurors agreed that his symptoms were consistent with a real condition known as "popcorn lung