"QUESTION: I heard recently that the material used to line the inside of microwave popcorn bags is a carcinogen. Can you find credible evidence to support this?
ANSWER: In the past several years, two concerns have arisen with microwave popcorn. Research continues, and neither the Food and Drug Administration nor the Environmental Protection Agency has issued a definitive statement.
One concern is the coating on the inside of the popcorn bags that keeps them dry. A study showed some coatings contained fluorotelemers, which may be transmitted to the popcorn. Microwave popcorn bags contain more fluorotelemers than any other household product.
The second concern is the chemical diacetyl, which is sometimes in the butter flavoring of popcorn. The Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health warn that prolonged exposure to diacetyl can cause serious lung damage."
When I had to switch to a low sodium diet, I started making my own popcorn. I had forgotten how much better it taste over the microwave kind. I cook it in that smart balance omega oil and it's probably one of the healthiest snacks I eat now. Anyone who has never had the real homemade popcorn should give it a try!
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