January 2008

Diacetyl: Are Consumers at risk for «Popcorn Workers Lung»?

Washington / DC. (wib) Diacetyl, a chemical linked to a deadly disorder known as Popcorn Workers Lung could be present in an as many 6.000 consumer products. That finding is disturbing, especially considering that the U.S. Food + Drug Administration (FDA) was recently informed of what might be the first recorded diagnosis of Popcorn Workers Lung in a consumer with no ties whatsoever to the snack foods industry.
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