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Diacetyl, The Flavoring Used In Butter Flavoring, Is Listed As Toxic

Diacetyl is an artificial flavoring that adds the flavor of butter, cream or creaminess, and butterscotch to prepared and packaged foods. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has listed Diacetyl, or artificial butter flavoring, as an irritant to the eyes, skin, and respiratory system. In addition, NIOSH has indicated that Diacetyl is suspected of causing cumulative lung damage. The symptoms, according to NIOSH, include:

  • Shortness of breath on exertion
  • Hard to exhale
  • Hard to inhale
  • Wheezing
  • Dry cough
  • Irritation of the skin, eyes and respiratory tract
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss

Tests conducted by NIOSH find increased levels of Diacetyl in food and flavor plants with workers suffering from flavoring-related lung disease

NIOSH has collected samples of air in microwave popcorn plants as well as flavoring and other food manufacturing plants around the United States and has issued some recommendations for protecting workers from the consequences of Diacetyl exposure, determining that the compound has toxic effects. To learn more about NIOSH, and flavoring-related lung disease, contact us at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C. toll free at (877)436-3692

Staying current with Diacetyl research

At Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., our lawyers stay current with the latest research and findings from OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). As leaders in flavoring-related lung disease litigation, we understand the importance of staying aware of all current research and information related to Diacetyl and other artificial flavoring. Because of our knowledge and experience, we have been able to obtain significant rulings and verdicts for our clients afflicted by flavoring-related lung disease.

If you have questions about Diacetyl, flavoring-related lung disease, or any occupational illness, contact a lawyer at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We have the track record, knowledge, and commitment to help you get the information you need and the compensation you deserve.

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