Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Life Causes Cancer

A little over a week ago I blogged about the finding of a link between oral sex and cancer. But if that wasn't enough in science's never-ending quest to cure humans of experiencing any pleasure whatsoever during our lifetimes, you can add one more thing to the list: popcorn fumes.

Ah yes--according to this Washington Post article, the buttery fumes from microwave popcorn may be lethal. Good grief, it's bad enough I can't even eat popcorn anymore, but now I can't even SMELL it?

The report goes on to say:

"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.""

No other plausible explanation? This patient consumed SEVERAL bags of popcorn EVERY DAY for SEVERAL years. Um, maybe he was just overweight and out-of-shape from sitting around eating popcorn all day! Sheesh!

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