Is burnt popcorn fumes dangerous to health?
Is it? My sister burnt popcorn and it is everywhere in the house. The smell. I have my room upstairs with my cats and the smell isn't nearly as bad. But is it dangerous and do I need to move my cats outside?
- nochocolateLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
There is a possibility, I read it in the news awhile back. So maybe you should air out the house a little. I wouldn't panic though, it's still not proven, but there is some evidence it can be bad for your lungs.
The companies -- Weaver Popcorn Co., ConAgra Foods Inc., American Popcorn Company and General Mills Inc. -- had, as of early September, phased out use of the chemical or claimed they would within a year. The companies differed in their reasons for dropping the chemical, but some cited consumer concerns or issues of worker health.
So, maybe by now all the popcorn is safe again :)