The connection between diacetyl and the devastating lung disease bronchiolitis obliterans.
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What about the artificial flavor, diacetyl? The artificial butter flavor in microwave and movie theater popcorn. Harmful, Harmless, or Healthy?
And the answer is Harmful. There’s even a name for it, popcorn lung, also known as bronchiolitis obliterans, because it obliterates your airways. It’s given off as vapor when you nuke it. You know when workers have to wear gas masks to handle your food, it’s probably not a good idea to eat it. Microwave popcorn manufacturers are now replacing the chemical with real butter, so now instead of dying of lung disease we can die of heart disease.
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