The coating on the inside of the bag gets hot and breaks down into a chemical called perfluorooctanoic (PFOA), a “likely carcinogen” says the EPA. The second potential danger is the butter flavor that causes “popcorn workers lung”. The workers in the popcorn factory get a dangerous form of bronchitis.
I don’t want that chemical flavoring in my body or my kids either.We make our own popcorn at home. I like air popped with real butter melted over it and sea salt or sometimes, garlic salt. Plain and simple. My husband likes popcorn made on the stove. We refer to it as “fried popcorn”.I know my kids will go with convenient when out on their own at school and events, but I don’t worry. I know the majority of their food is whole and natural. They are healthy and their immune systems are strong. They get regular Chiropractic care😉.
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Citation: Halldin CN, Suarthana E, Fedan KB, Lo Y-C, Turabelidze G, Kreiss K (2013) Increased Respiratory Disease Mortality at a Microwave Popcorn Production Facility with Worker Risk of Bronchiolitis Obliterans. PLoS ONE 8(2): e57935. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057935