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Diacetyl, a chemical used in artificial butter

posted by Jason Kottke   May 09, 2007

Diacetyl, a chemical used in artificial butter flavor, has been linked to “popcorn workers lung” after several instances of lung disease at microwave popcorn factories. “Even less is known about the health effects of eating diacetyl in butter-flavored popcorn, or breathing the fumes after the bag is microwaved.”

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