Thursday, September 06, 2007
cbs4denver.com - Popcorn Lung Victim: 'Friggin' Unbelievable': "'I wasn't snorting the stuff you know,' Watson, the sole reported case of 'popcorn lung' disease in a non-factory worker, said during an interview late Wednesday. 'You know when you open it up, you get the 'whoof.'' The suburban Denver furniture salesman acknowledged he enjoyed at least two bags of popcorn every day for 10 years, buying it by the case, until he was diagnosed by lung specialists at National Jewish Medical and Research Center this year. Watson, 53, said his breathing has improved since his doctor told him to quit eating his extra-buttery microwave popcorn and lose weight. He said he's dieting and lost some 35 pounds, regained lung capacity, and his prognosis is good."