The flavoring companies are defending their bug repellent and flavor stating that Mr. Watson had developed the lung disease from years of working with carpet cleaners. Employees from the popcorn factories beg to differ. They had just settled a lawsuit for health issues from inhaling the fumes while testing.
This news saddens me. I am a huge advocate for popcorn and to hear that there are dangers to my health from the flavoring is life changing. I will say this though, doesn’t everyone know that you are not supposed to inhale the popcorn fumes after you take it out of the microwave? This is a lesson I learned at an early age but maybe Mr. Watson missed the memo. Either way, I will be popping my own kernels with butter from a cow, just to be safe.