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Three bags full—of popcorn a day. For 16 years??

A New York woman has filed a lawsuit after her 16-year popcorn habit left her with permanent lung damage, the New York Post reports.

Agnes Mercado from Queens devoured two to three bags of Act II Lite microwave popcorn a day between 1991 and September 2007. The popcorn was flavored with diacetyl, a compound that gives food a buttery taste.

Workers who packaged the popcorn for manufacturer ConAgra Foods developed “popcorn lung,” an airway obstruction that does not respond to medicine.

via News.com.au

That’s 17,520 bags of popcorn.

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May 8, 2010 Posted by | Medical, medicine, Strange | , | 2 Comments