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(Science Daily)   Artificial butter flavoring linked to Alzheimer's Disease, offering an explanation for why idiots always burn microwave popcorn at the office   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 95
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2012-08-01 08:48:10 PM
It also causes lung maladies akin to miner's lung in workers in popcorn factories, as I recall.
 
2012-08-01 09:05:51 PM
www.hazards.org
 
2012-08-01 09:08:18 PM
So that's why every movie critic I disagree with sucks
 
2012-08-01 09:10:55 PM
Well, that could explain some of the posts in the politics threads

/maybe we need to find a new official snack
 
2012-08-01 09:17:04 PM

RexTalionis: in workers in popcorn factories


Actually, just breathing in the steam from the just-opened package of microwave popcorn will cause some damage.
 
2012-08-01 09:20:19 PM

Dr.Fey: RexTalionis: in workers in popcorn factories

Actually, just breathing in the steam from the just-opened package of microwave popcorn will cause some damage.


And yet it's perfectly safe to eat

*cough*
 
2012-08-01 11:34:15 PM
This is one of the reasons why watching a movie can help you forget about your troubles... and where you left your car keys...
 
2012-08-01 11:37:11 PM
i.imgur.com
This about sum it up?
 
2012-08-02 12:25:03 AM
www.starscolor.com

I can't remember it's not butter!
 
2012-08-02 12:25:15 AM
We had an industrial microwave in our facility (possibly relieved/re-purposed from a chow hall somewhere).

5 minutes in that thing was nuclear devastation.

/got 'em every time
 
2012-08-02 12:25:47 AM

RexTalionis: It also causes lung maladies akin to miner's lung in workers in popcorn factories, as I recall.


I came to say this. I remember reading an article about it, back in 2001 or so, and it had picks of some guys skin that would come off in clumps. I mean, I still remember it to this day. I can't find pics though, not that you would want to see them.

www.hazards.org
 
2012-08-02 12:26:08 AM

Dr.Fey: RexTalionis: in workers in popcorn factories

Actually, just breathing in the steam from the just-opened package of microwave popcorn will cause some damage.


Um, well, breathing steam is bad for your lungs in general, since, y'know, really hot water vapor.

This guy's problem was (in addition to being out of shape and overweight, which effects your lung capacity) that he was eating two bags of popcorn a day for years on his own. The compound they're talking about actually occurs naturally in butter, but, well, yeah, inhaling large amounts of it on a regular basis, not great.

/and since it was self-reported, i'm confident in thinking it was more than 2 bags on a regular basis
 
2012-08-02 12:26:34 AM
***pics(not picks, WTF, mixo)


/derp
 
2012-08-02 12:27:02 AM
I don't go to the movies often and when I do I usually don't get popcorn, but I saw TDKR the other day and was amazed to see they now let you put the butter on yourself. It was awesome. I need to go the movies more often.
 
2012-08-02 12:27:28 AM

phrawgh: We had an industrial microwave in our facility (possibly relieved/re-purposed from a chow hall somewhere).

5 minutes in that thing was nuclear devastation.

/got 'em every time


The pizza place I worked at back in high school had some sketchy safety interlocks on our big industrial microwave. Pretty amusing.
 
2012-08-02 12:29:10 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk: And yet it's perfectly safe to eat

Basically, inhaling any sort of dusty material where the particulates have sharp edges (at a microscopic scale) is bad for the lungs (it gets trapped).
 
2012-08-02 12:31:15 AM
microwave popcorn isn't good. i don't have a microwave; don't like them. but you can still cook microwave popcorn in a pan. have you ever opened a bag of microwave popcorn and dumped out the contents? that's not natural. if it doesn't cause alzheimers, then it certainly causes cancer. you can tell by looking.

anyway, don't worry about popcorn if you use antiperspirants/deodorant. you'll get your brain disease soon enough, popcorn or no.
 
2012-08-02 12:31:39 AM
Subby must have worked with me at my old job. Used to have one lady that, every day after lunch, would burn a bag to a crisp. Made the whole damn office smell like a grass fire. She must have liked it that way for some reason, though - the microwave had a "popcorn" button that worked perfectly the one time I tried it.
 
2012-08-02 12:33:00 AM

RexTalionis: It also causes lung maladies akin to miner's lung in workers in popcorn factories, as I recall.


Are you angling to be the next Law Firm Specializing in Popcorn Lung?

"Have you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death due to Popcorniosis? Call Talionis Law Firm at 555-WE-SCRU-U Today!"
 
2012-08-02 12:34:33 AM
Andrew Dice Clay will gladly butter your popcorn.

/such a kind fellow
 
2012-08-02 12:37:34 AM
That shiat is like ricin.

/no i mean tards
 
2012-08-02 12:37:34 AM
FTA: DA also forms naturally in fermented beverages such as beer, and gives some chardonnay wines a buttery taste.

Does this explain why white zin tastes so bland and buttery, too? (The zin I've tried does, at least. Meh.)

Also, does this mean that many a Farker is doomed?

/Alcohol can cause dementia on its own, of course, so there's that...
 
2012-08-02 12:38:18 AM
Popcorn? I love popcorn! Been eating it for years!

Where's my house? Anybody seen my house?
 
2012-08-02 12:40:14 AM

the801: microwave popcorn isn't good. i don't have a microwave; don't like them. but you can still cook microwave popcorn in a pan. have you ever opened a bag of microwave popcorn and dumped out the contents? that's not natural. if it doesn't cause alzheimers, then it certainly causes cancer. you can tell by looking.

anyway, don't worry about popcorn if you use antiperspirants/deodorant. you'll get your brain disease soon enough, popcorn or no.


This doesn't bother me so much. I'll smell good, even if I greebish purple dustbin hen fap!
 
2012-08-02 12:41:39 AM
the801: microwave popcorn isn't good. i don't have a microwave; don't like them. but you can still cook microwave popcorn in a pan.

My current setup.

An air popper
ecx.images-amazon.com

+ An olive oil mister
1.bp.blogspot.com

+ Fresh parmesan (or the canned stuff if I'm lazy).
thumbs.dreamstime.com
 
zez
2012-08-02 12:41:56 AM
Microwave popcorn is just nasty, expensive, and doesn't save that much time.

This is all you need

www.tradingupdowntown.com

whatkimcookednext.files.wordpress.com

www.bedbathandbeyond.com

I'll have a bowl of great tasting popcorn (that won't be burnt) in about the same time as microwaved.
 
2012-08-02 12:47:21 AM
When you RTFA, "DA also forms naturally in fermented beverages such as beer, and gives some chardonnay wines a buttery taste. "

Guess what guys? Beer is being officially linked with Alzheimer's!

I'm betting beer wIll be banned in NYC by next year.
 
2012-08-02 12:47:33 AM
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who loves air-popped popcorn. Thems good eats.
 
2012-08-02 12:49:30 AM

Vitamin Pb: When you RTFA, "DA also forms naturally in fermented beverages such as beer, and gives some chardonnay wines a buttery taste. "

Guess what guys? Beer is being officially linked with Alzheimer's!

I'm betting beer wIll be banned in NYC by next year.


It's linked to Alzheimer's like I'm linked to Alyson Hannigan.
 
2012-08-02 12:51:56 AM

Vitamin Pb: When you RTFA, "DA also forms naturally in fermented beverages such as beer, and gives some chardonnay wines a buttery taste. "

Guess what guys? Beer is being officially linked with Alzheimer's!

I'm betting beer wIll be banned in NYC by next year.


Because alcohol dementia's not bad enough, right?

/Gotta drink a lot of it, though
//Not a teetotaler
 
2012-08-02 12:52:43 AM
i981.photobucket.com



/hot like molten movie butter
 
2012-08-02 12:53:18 AM

the801: microwave popcorn isn't good. i don't have a microwave; don't like them. but you can still cook microwave popcorn in a pan. have you ever opened a bag of microwave popcorn and dumped out the contents? that's not natural. if it doesn't cause alzheimers, then it certainly causes cancer. you can tell by looking.

anyway, don't worry about popcorn if you use antiperspirants/deodorant. you'll get your brain disease soon enough, popcorn or no.


I bet you smell wonderful.
 
2012-08-02 12:57:04 AM

insertsnarkyusername: the801: microwave popcorn isn't good. i don't have a microwave; don't like them. but you can still cook microwave popcorn in a pan. have you ever opened a bag of microwave popcorn and dumped out the contents? that's not natural. if it doesn't cause alzheimers, then it certainly causes cancer. you can tell by looking.

anyway, don't worry about popcorn if you use antiperspirants/deodorant. you'll get your brain disease soon enough, popcorn or no.

I bet you smell wonderful.


Makes me think of this for some reason.
 
2012-08-02 01:04:16 AM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: insertsnarkyusername: the801: microwave popcorn isn't good. i don't have a microwave; don't like them. but you can still cook microwave popcorn in a pan. have you ever opened a bag of microwave popcorn and dumped out the contents? that's not natural. if it doesn't cause alzheimers, then it certainly causes cancer. you can tell by looking.

anyway, don't worry about popcorn if you use antiperspirants/deodorant. you'll get your brain disease soon enough, popcorn or no.

I bet you smell wonderful.

Makes me think of this for some reason.


That was a nice little read, thanks.
 
2012-08-02 01:12:44 AM
farm2.static.flickr.com
 
2012-08-02 01:33:39 AM

Mixolydian Master: RexTalionis: It also causes lung maladies akin to miner's lung in workers in popcorn factories, as I recall.

I came to say this. I remember reading an article about it, back in 2001 or so, and it had picks of some guys skin that would come off in clumps. I mean, I still remember it to this day. I can't find pics though, not that you would want to see them.

[www.hazards.org image 671x397]


No pics, but a fair amount of info:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5116a2.htm
(old news is old) http://www.usatoday.com/money/general/2002/06/20/popcorn-factory.htm
 
2012-08-02 01:36:05 AM

Gyrfalcon: RexTalionis: It also causes lung maladies akin to miner's lung in workers in popcorn factories, as I recall.

Are you angling to be the next Law Firm Specializing in Popcorn Lung?

"Have you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death due to Popcorniosis? Call Talionis Law Firm at 555-WE-SCRU-U Today!"


i2.ytimg.com
 
2012-08-02 01:42:01 AM

Aloy: Gyrfalcon: RexTalionis: It also causes lung maladies akin to miner's lung in workers in popcorn factories, as I recall.

Are you angling to be the next Law Firm Specializing in Popcorn Lung?

"Have you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death due to Popcorniosis? Call Talionis Law Firm at 555-WE-SCRU-U Today!"

[i2.ytimg.com image 320x180]


Wasn't the only guy who caught it get it by eating nothing but sealed popcorn for three years?

Yeah, good luck with that case.
 
2012-08-02 01:53:31 AM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: insertsnarkyusername: the801: microwave popcorn isn't good. i don't have a microwave; don't like them. but you can still cook microwave popcorn in a pan. have you ever opened a bag of microwave popcorn and dumped out the contents? that's not natural. if it doesn't cause alzheimers, then it certainly causes cancer. you can tell by looking.

anyway, don't worry about popcorn if you use antiperspirants/deodorant. you'll get your brain disease soon enough, popcorn or no.

I bet you smell wonderful.

Makes me think of this for some reason.


Nice! Interestingly, perhaps not coincidentally, the principles of the "internet educated nutritionist" can also apply to internet educated psychologists and internet educated economists, amongst other areas of specialty (I'll include internet educated climatologists too).
 
2012-08-02 01:57:45 AM
Whatever, every day they come out with a new thing that causes alzheimer's. Yesterday there was link where someone was saying something about wine causing parkinson's. And that's why The Dark Knight Rises sucks.
 
2012-08-02 02:00:00 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Dr.Fey: RexTalionis: in workers in popcorn factories

Actually, just breathing in the steam from the just-opened package of microwave popcorn will cause some damage.

And yet it's perfectly safe to eat

*cough*


As safe as eating butter. The thing that makes it harmful to breathe, diacetyl, is what gives butter, margarine, and I Can't Believe It's Not Asbestos that buttery flavor. It naturally occurs in butter, but fortunately we typically don't vaporize butter before consumption.

/oxygen bars--now with butter flavoring
 
2012-08-02 02:20:56 AM
My current setup.

An air popper

+ An olive oil mister

+ Fresh Parmesan (or the canned stuff if I'm lazy).


My mom used to make popcorn with butter and Parmesan when I was a kid. Even the cheesy green can is great, though I don't think I'd waste the Indisputable King of Cheeses on Popcorn.

And I like air popped popcorn. Brought an air popper to College and fired up a bag nearly every day.

I've always hated artificial butter flavor. It smells overwhelming and fake. But since most microwave popcorn that comes in the Light version is Light Butter, I've had to put up with it.
 
2012-08-02 02:30:10 AM
Popcorn

Brown paper lunch bag

Microwave

Thats all you need
 
2012-08-02 02:31:11 AM
Read your microwave popcorn labels - most of the ones I've seen specifically say they're diacetyl-free. Not sure about theater popcorn though.
 
zez
2012-08-02 02:37:15 AM

Juansmith: Read your microwave popcorn labels - most of the ones I've seen specifically say they're diacetyl-free. Not sure about theater popcorn though.


That doesn't mean it still isn't expensive and tastes nasty
 
2012-08-02 02:45:00 AM
Approves

i280.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-02 02:52:56 AM
Yet another reason to let your beer ferment as long as possible: Yeasties initially during the hot phases of fermentation excrete diacetyls, but after fermentation has slowed down, they take up the excess diacetyls from the intracellular fluid...er... beer... to make amino acids.

/No I don't really know what I'm talking about
 
2012-08-02 03:01:42 AM

LoneWolf343: Aloy: Gyrfalcon: RexTalionis: It also causes lung maladies akin to miner's lung in workers in popcorn factories, as I recall.

Are you angling to be the next Law Firm Specializing in Popcorn Lung?

"Have you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death due to Popcorniosis? Call Talionis Law Firm at 555-WE-SCRU-U Today!"

[i2.ytimg.com image 320x180]

Wasn't the only guy who caught it get it by eating nothing but sealed popcorn for three years?

Yeah, good luck with that case.


No, as I recall he was the only case of a non-worker who got it.
 
2012-08-02 03:10:23 AM

danielscissorhands: Popcorn? I love popcorn! Been eating it for years!

Where's my house? Anybody seen my house?


You probably left it in your other pants.
 
2012-08-02 03:28:12 AM

Aloy: Gyrfalcon: RexTalionis: It also causes lung maladies akin to miner's lung in workers in popcorn factories, as I recall.

Are you angling to be the next Law Firm Specializing in Popcorn Lung?

"Have you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death due to Popcorniosis? Call Talionis Law Firm at 555-WE-SCRU-U Today!"

[i2.ytimg.com image 320x180]


Oh dear god, I thought I was KIDDING.
 
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