Microwave popcorn fumes may have caused cancer, doctor says

Dr. Cecile Rose, a pulmonary specialist at Denver's National Jewish Medical and Research Center, has informed federal agencies that doctors there think a patient developed lung disease as a result of fumes that came from microwaving popcorn several times a day for an extended period of time. "We cannot be sure that this patient's exposure to butter flavored microwave popcorn from daily heavy preparation has caused his lung disease," Dr. Rose cautioned. "However, we have no other plausible explanation."

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