Microwave “Popcorn Lung” Claim Filed In Denver

Wayne Watson has filed suit against Kroger Co. in U.S. District Court in Denver claiming injury from the buttery flavor added to microwave popcorn. Watson generally eats 2 bags of microwave popcorn a day and has been diagnosed with bronchiolitis obliterans, also known as “popcorn lung”. The vapor from the chemical , diacetyl, which is used to provide the butter flavor to microwave popcorn, has been associated with respiratory illness in popcorn plantworkers by some experts.