Electron Transfer as a Potential Cause of Diacetyl Toxicity in Popcorn Lung Disease

  • Peter KovacicEmail author
  • Andrew L. Cooksy
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 204)


Bronchiolitis obliterans, a serious lung disease, arises in microwave popcorn plant workers who are exposed to butter-flavored volatiles, particularly diacetyl. Findings indicate that chronic inhalation of butter-flavoring volatiles compromises lung epithelial barrier function (Fedan et al. 2006).


Reactive Oxygen Species Electron Transfer Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Electron Affinity Molecular Electrostatic Potential 
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Editorial assistance by Angelica Ruiz and Thelma Chavez is appreciated. ALC is partly supported through grant CHE-0719575 of the National Science Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistrySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Centro de Graduados e Investigacion del Instituto Tecnológico de TijuanaTijuanaB.C. México

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