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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.

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