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Rodent Study Finds Artificial Butter Chemical Harmful to Lungs.

A new study shows that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavoring, can be harmful to the nose and airways of mice. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducted the study because diacetyl has been implicated in causing obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) in humans.

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Publication:National Institutes of Health: News and Events
Date:Mar 13, 2008
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