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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Senators Kennedy and Murray Seek Investigation on Popcorn Lung

Bill posted recently on "popcorn lung," a disease caused by exposure to the chemical diacetyl in artificial popcorn flavoring.   Now, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) have sent a joint letter to the Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Labor asking these agencies "to examine immediately the risks of consumer exposure to diacetyl, and the safety of proposed substitutes for this flavoring."


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