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OSHA Takes First Step Toward Regulating Diaceytl

10:22 AM MST | January 23, 2009 | Kara Sissell

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) for diacetyl, the chemical used in popcorn flavoring that has been linked to respiratory problems in some workers. The ANPR seeks input from industry, experts, and the public about addressing worker health problems posed by diacetyl. Possible adverse health effects from diacetyl first came to light in 2000 after workers filed lawsuits against companies, including flavoring manufacturer International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF), seeking financial...

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