Guest Host: Jim Asendio

For years, workers who produce microwave popcorn complained to a federal regulators about pulmonary problems. Now, doctors in Denver believe they’ve identified the first case of lung disease in a consumer exposed to microwave popcorn fumes. If you eat microwave popcorn, should you be concerned? Join Kojo for an update on the illness known as “popcorn lung.”


  • Dr. David Michaels Research Professor and Associate Chairman, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
  • John Hallagan General Counsel, Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA)
  • Marc Freedman Director of Labor Law Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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