Eating Microwave Popcorn

Who doesn’t love hot, buttery popcorn? It’s a classic snack that makes almost any movie viewing experience more enjoyable. For those of you who’re popping kernels in the microwave, however, we’ve got bad news. No, it’s not the micro-waves zapping your food, although that’s not great. Sorry, folks, it’s both the bag and what’s in it. A 2010 study conducted at the University of Toronto found that the chemicals used to line the bags of microwave popcorn and make them grease-proof are pretty toxic, and likely carcinogenic, i.e. Cancer causing. As for those popped kernels, you can get something called “popcorn lung” from smelling that delicious buttery – and chemically manufactured – smell.

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