Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Good frigging grief

Now we have the latest example of just how *good* we have it here in America, ok- how about the first world?

We don't have to worry about where out next meal is comming from, or where we'll be able to sleep safly tonight. We don't watch people we love dropping like flies from preventable disease, or living conditions.

We DO, however have our public watch dogs ready so sound the alarm at the slightest blip in normality. This time it's the dangers of micro wave popcorn fumes! That's right kiddies, that bowl of nice, freshly popped popcorn could (just possibly, if everything was juuuuust right) give you a lung disease.

Consumers, not just factory workers, may be in danger from fumes from buttery flavoring in microwave popcorn, according to a warning letter to federal regulators from a doctor at a leading lung research hospital.

A pulmonary specialist at Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center has written to federal agencies to say doctors there believe they have the first case of a consumer who developed lung disease from the fumes of microwaving popcorn several times a day for years.

"We cannot be sure that this patient's exposure to butter flavored microwave popcorn from daily heavy preparation has caused his lung disease," cautioned Dr. Cecile Rose. "However, we have no other plausible explanation."

Ok, so did he live on the stuff? Did he stick his nose in it and inhale every time it came out of the oven?

Are you sure that at one time in his life, he didn't walk past a smoker? You people are always telling us (without the numbers- I notice) that even a sniff of secondhand smoke will increase the chance of cancer by so many percentage points.

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