USA: Factory workers debilitated by artificial butter, experts stress no risk to consumers
Sixteen factory workers in two US states have been diagnosed with a severe lung disease that experts from the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health are linking to their work with large vats of artificial butter flavoring. The Institute issued a report in August detailing the nine Missouri workers who developed bronchiolitis obliterans, a rare and permanently disabling lung disorder, and a further seven workers who experienced other lung problems after working with the artificial flavoring.
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