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Report Makes 'Case Against Microwave Popcorn'

Website warns about fats, nonstick coating, and sodium

(Newser) - Like a nice bowl of microwave popcorn in the evening? Others do too—in fact, America downs 16 billion quarts of popcorn annually—but Safebee reports that many microwave popcorns come with apparent health risks. Four, to be exact:
  • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA): This nonstick coating can be found in fire-fighting
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Man With 'Microwave Popcorn Lung' Awarded $7M

Fake butter fumes sickened man who ate 2 bags a day

(Newser) - A jury has awarded $7 million to a Colorado man who contracted a chronic lung condition from a different kind of two-pack-a-day habit. Wayne Watson sued a supermarket chain and a popcorn maker after becoming ill with "microwave popcorn lung," CBS 4 reports. A lung specialist testified that... More »

To Load Up on Antioxidants, Eat ... Popcorn?

Who needs fruit?

(Newser) - Good news for snackers: Looks like popcorn is healthier than previously believed. Experts knew it was rich in fiber and low in calories, but it turns out it's full of antioxidants, too, Health.com reports. By simulating the body's breakdown of the food, researchers have found that it'... More »

Doc Links Lung Disease, Popcorn

Too much 'buttery' microwave popcorn may have caused a man's illness

(Newser) - A Colorado man's two-bag-a-day popcorn habit may be the cause of his mysterious respiratory illness, says a top lung specialist in Denver. Previously seen only in factory workers, the disease known as "popcorn lung" appears to arise from overexposure to a common flavoring chemical called diacetyl, the New York ... More »

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