Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Popcorn lung
Factory workers dealing with production of popcorn and butteryflavored items are more at risk to get exposed to a chemicalnamely “Diacetyl”. Though it is used to increase flavors of thefood item yet at the same time, it is dangerous for physical healthcondition of the workers. For an instance: if inhaled for a longerperiod then it can result in the disease called popcorn lung. Thedisease is also referred to as “Popcorn Workers Lung”.More information about popcorn workers lung:Popcorn lung is also referred to as bronchiolitis obliteranstechnically. It results from the following problems:•Disorder in connecting tissues•Rheumatoid arthritis•Transplanting lungs or bone marrows andInfections in respiratory system
Some of the popcorn lung disease symptoms or bronchiolitisobliterans, as it is termed are dry cough, illness in respiratorysystems, getting exposure to harmful toxic for 2 to 8weeks, breathing problems etc. Diagnosis of the problem is verycomplicated as the symptoms of popcorn lung disease areconnected to other diseases as well. It is irreversible but gettingtreated with steroids can provide relief to patients to a certainextent.How the disease can be diagnosed and treated:Pulmonary function and imaging tests are good to detect theproblem. Even conducting lung biopsy is also worth and is one ofthe effective ways indeed. As mentioned before, the problem ofpopcorn lung disease cannot be eliminated but getting righttreatment can help in the process.