Saturday, February 11, 2006

Popping Off About Popcorn Lung (?2)

The Dodger(s) can't figure out if this was previously posted. So, if you remeber it, skip over.

BrooklynDodger(S) comments: Frankly, the picture flips the Dodger out. First, there's something really nasty lurking here. Like concealed data showing that diacetyl, the active ingredient in this butter flavor, was known to be a problem. There's nothing on medline or toxline

Popcorn Lawsuit Settled

JOPLIN, Missouri, Jan. 25, 2006

(AP) A butter flavoring manufacturer ordered to pay $20 million to a couple has settled with them out of court, ending the company's appeal of the damage award for lung disease the couple blamed on a chemical in the flavoring product.


An obvious question, before EPA and FDA tell us there's no problem with consumer exposure is what's the exposure from cooking popcorn in your microwave? Or, what do you get from spritizing "I can't believe it's not butter" on your toast?

Can't be found.

The structure of diacetyl is below. Speaking as chemist(s) and toxicologist(s), the Dodger(s) would blow right by this structure without a second thought. So much for structure activity.

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