Tuesday, April 20, 2004

NPR Story on Popcorn Lung

"When You Can't Breathe, That Just Ruins Your Whole World"

NPR story about the second of 30 lawsuits against International Flavors and Fragrances for destroying the lungs of popcorn plant workers who inhaled diacetyl, the butter flavoring used on the popcorn.

Last month a jury awarded Eric Peoples $20 million for damage suffered from inhaling the chemical at the plant. Now it's Linda Redman's turn. Like Eric Peoples, Redman also needs a lung transplant.

Additional stories on popcorn lung are listed on the right-hand column of this page.