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    NIOSH extends comment period for diacetyl draft

    October 19, 2011

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    Washington – NIOSH has extended until Nov. 18 the comment period for its draft recommendation (.pdf file) for a diacetyl standard. The original deadline was Oct. 14.

    Diacetyl, a butter flavoring, has been linked to bronchiolitis obliterans, a fatal lung disease also known as “popcorn workers lung.”

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