Microwave Popcorn and Alzheimer, Lung Disease and Asthma?


My family loves popcorn and we eat a lot of it.  However, we gave up microwave popcorn over a year ago because of all the artificial additives and flavors.  Not to long ago, I came across an article about the lung damage that the workers were experiencing in factories that make microwave popcorn.  Diacetyl (DA) is a chemical used in microwavable popcorn that gives the product its distinctive flavor and aroma but also has all kinds of health hazards.  These include Alzheimer, lung disease, asthma, inflammation and so on.  The article below is very well written and explains all of this in detail.  After reading this article I hope you will throw away the microwave popcorn and just make your own.  There is a recipe at the bottom of the article or you can just put some popcorn in a brown paper bag, fold the edge under and then microwave it.  After it comes out, you can season it with salt or any other seasonings or real butter that you wish.  Then, it will truly be a healthy snack..

Do you know what’s in your popcorn?

PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) is a synthetic chemical applied to the lining of microwave popcorn bags where its application prevents interaction with liquids or fats, creating the non-stick surface on the lining of the bags. It is a