Monday, June 25, 2007

I Got the Popcorn Worker's Lung...

Here's a way you can stick it to Orville Redenbacher and his ilk: Refuse to buy artificially flavored popcorn. Not only will you be sticking it to the man, but you will hopefully be helping out future food-factory workers. From a National Safety Council email I received:

The House Education and Labor Committee approved legislation June 20 to force OSHA to develop a standard governing worker exposure to diacetyl, a chemical used in artificial food flavoring. Diacetyl is commonly used in microwave popcorn and has been linked to bronchiolitis obliterans, an irreversible lung disease also known as "popcorn workers lung."

Yummy, yummy diacetyl!

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1 Comments:

Anonymous flygrrl said...

Well, seeing as how we don't own a microwave, I guess we've already done our part.

1:20 PM

 

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