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Work in microwave popcorn plant that uses diacetyl for flavoring

Comments

Eight workers at a microwave popcorn packaging plant developed severe lung disease (bronchiolitis obliterans) thought to be caused by diacetyl used as a flavoring. [Hyperlink] Occupational asthma reported in 3 workers exposed to "popcorn flavoring chemical"; [Malo]

Job Task Category

Manufacturing

Reference Link

NIOSH - Preventing Lung Disease in Workers Who Use or Make Flavorings - Publication No. 2004 - 110

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Irritants

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