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Member since May 17, 2007

  • Beware of Microwave Popcorn!



    This article I spotted at TreeHugger .com makes a good case for why artificial foods are bad news. It seems that the workers who create the artificial flavoring in buttered popcorn are coming down with "bronchiolitis obliterans, a disease that causes the smaller bronchi to be filled up with masses of fibrous tissue." []. Many people are blaming the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for not doing anything. Apparently this is the kind of disease that can kill quickly. But if this is what is happening to the people that make buttered popcorn, what is happening to the people who eat it?

    <p>TreeHugger Article <p> <p>Angry Toxicologist <p>

  • And that's only one ingredient that we now know that it causes a disease. Recently I saw a tv documentation about asbestos. It took more than 50 years to ban it - and this not even worldwide as in India it still is a common construction material and I saw a factory where workers handle it without gloves or head mask.

    A good question also is: if we now know that it causes diseases (the butter flavouring) - why wait another three years? How many people does the industry want to make suffer for the sake of revenues. It's really always the same old story... . The only thing we can really do is eat somewhat naturally grown and produced ingredients. And that's hard... and expensive.

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