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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2021, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : ( 148) Last page : ( 150)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2021.00038.0

Popcorn lung

Kavitha D*

Tutor, College of Nursing, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical Sciences, Coimbatore

*Corresponding Author Email: dkavikumar@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.


A case report of acute inhalation lung injury related to the use of e-cigarettes and a flavored e-cigarette liquid containing diacetyl. E-cigarette liquid contains nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and flavorings. Recent reports estimate that 69 percent of sweet flavored liquids contain diacetyl. Diacetyl is used to produce a rich, buttery flavor and has been tied to a 2000 report in which eight former employees of the Gilster-Mary Lee popcorn plant developed bronchiolitis obliterans. The case garnered significant media attention and OSHA subsequently recommended respiratory protection for all workers in microwave popcorn production. Since that time, bronchiolitis obliterans has been referred to as "popcorn lung" or "popcorn worker's lung."



Obliterative bronchiolitis (OB), Also known as constrictive bronchiolitis and popcorn lung, Popcorn workers lung.


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