Microwave popcorn chemicals under scrutiny

Posted By: 
Rachel Enright
Posted On: 
Thursday, March 11th, 2004

Recently, it was discovered that factory workers developed a rare lung disease probably due to exposure to butter flavoring vapors in microwave popcorn. CNN reports on the initiation of EPA studies dealing with the type and amount of chemicals released into the air when a popcorn bag is popped and opened.