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The Chemical Marketplace: Popcorn Lung -- The Perils of Microwave Popcorn Return

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.05.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Last month a jury in Colorado awarded 59-year-old Wayne Watson $7.2 million from three companies for damages caused by microwave popcorn. The reason? In 2007 Mr. Watson contracted a rare but serious lung disease.

Man Wins $7.2 Million In 'Popcorn Lung' Lawsuit

Reuters | Robert Boczkiewicz | Posted 11.19.2012 | Denver

DENVER, Sept 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. federal court jury on Wednesday awarded a Colorado man $7.2 million in damages for developing a chronic condition...

Popcorn: Toxic Chemical Diacetyl Still Finding Its Way Into Microwave Popcorn

Sphere News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Two years ago, Orville Redenbacher soared from the graveyard and announced in weeks of TV ads that his popcorn was now free of diacetyl. That's the ch...

Life Cycle: Kernels of Wisdom about Popcorn

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Life Cycle is a series of posts that looks at the environmental impacts of everyday things. Fall is upon us, and you've decided to make it a movie...