Hold the popcorn!

Studies show microwave popcorn can hurt your health health

CREATED May 14, 2013

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 WFTX - A new study is suggesting microwave popcorn may be harmful to your heart.  

 
The problem is the chemicals used in the lining of the bag, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).
 
Researchers found the more PFOA they found in the bloodstream, the greater the risk of cardiovascular disease.
 
The report advises you to minimize your exposure by staying away from non stick cookware - which also contain PFOA -  and packaged goods like microwave popcorn.