A bag of popcorn is a treat, and makes movie-watching special. However, microwave popcorn has had some bad press lately. Questions have been raised as to whether consuming microwave popcorn is linked to cancer, lung damage, and other issues. Consumers may also be wondering about the nutritional content given the often high fat content. Let’s explore some of these concerns.
microwave popcorn in a paper bag
Microwave popcorn bags nearly always contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), chemicals that have been linked to development of cancer, lung disease and weight gain, among other problems.
Consumers who do not have the high and frequent exposure to these chemicals of workers may be wondering about popping a bag of popcorn at home.