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Old 09-20-2012, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Amazing story. He must have had a great lawyer.

Coloradoan Wins $7 Million in Popcorn Lung Lawsuit - ABC News

 
Old 09-20-2012, 04:59 AM
 
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The biggest danger is to factory workers in the plants where popcorn and flavorings are made. The danger is very real, as many workers have suffered serious lung impairments.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 05:26 AM
 
Location: In a house
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So here's an important lesson for you all:

Don't snort popcorn butter flavoring powder.

Just say no.

If that doesn't beat the "I spilled steaming hot coffee on my lap, therefore Dunkin Donuts owes me millions" stupidity, I don't know what does.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 05:37 AM
 
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Some microwave popcorn manufacturers have recognized the danger of using diacetyl, the flavoring that causes the lung disease, and no longer use it. So just read the ingredients before you buy.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 05:40 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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The appeals process will drag on with the verdict most likely being finally overturned at the cost of who knows how much money. In the meantime, the manufacturers will spend a huge amount of money revising their packaging to include an appropriate warning; while it's almost a given that the Surgeon General's office will be forced to spend a huge amount of money deciding whether or not popcorn packaging should include their official warning notice. Maybe popcorn sniffing will become the latest "high". What a bunch of rubbish. But the attorneys will still be paid ... Hmmm, I wonder if I eat two big jars of grape jelly a day I can develop some symptoms worthy enough for a major lawsuit against its producers.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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Not related to the smelling fumes but I used to eat that micro wave popcorn alot but gave it up a few years ago. I immediately lost 10 lbs.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Pop your own popcorn on the stove. Problem solved.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Ohiogirl81 View Post
Pop your own popcorn on the stove. Problem solved.
It tastes much better when it is popped on the stove anyway. I have a heavy skillet with a tight fitting lid that I only use for popcorn.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 08:05 AM
 
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I'm not surprised by any claims they make about foods that cause health problems. Yesterday they were talking about the high levels in arsenic in rice. Before they were talking about apple juice. It's good to be careful and watch what you consume but now a days you will drive yourself insane by watching every little thing because they come out with reports so often.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 08:58 AM
 
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