Monday, May 7, 2007

Toss The Microwave Popcorn

We've all worked with them: officemates that fire up the first microwave popcorn of the day around 10:30 in the morning.

Sometimes it smells good, sometimes it smells rancid, but now it turns out the fake butter that manufacturers put in the bags has a chemical in it that might be doing more to our co-workers health than merely saturating their arteries with fats.

How about wrecking their lungs, for which the only relief is a transplant.

The syndrome is called "Popcorn Workers Lung," because it has shown up in microwave popcorn factory employes. Cases have been documented, and claims of $100 million have already been paid out.

Maybe this is another good reason to decline that phony yellow 'butter' that movie theaters soak into your popcorn tubs?

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