bronchiolitis obliterans

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bronchiolitis obliterans

[‚bräŋ·kē·ō′līd·əs ō′blid·ə‚ranz]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the bronchioles with the formation of an exudate and fibrous tissue that obliterate the lumen.
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Flavored vapor also can contain diacetyl, a chemical linked to a condition called "popcorn lung," Rizzo noted.
E-cigarettes also contain dicetyl, a chemical that can result in a severe and irreversible lung disease, "popcorn lung".
One of those is dicetyl, which can cause 'popcorn lung', a severe and irreversible lung disease.
By 2007, popcorn lung bodily injury lawsuits pertaining to industrial diacetyl exposures had already been pending throughout the United States for several years and there had been concerns about the true scope and universe of diacetyl bodily injury risks.
Buttery flavors are made from diacetyl, which became notorious for causing obliterative bronchiolitis, or popcorn lung, in people who worked in popcorn factories that used it as a flavoring.
* Diacetyl: chemical flavoring, linked to popcorn lung
(9) Prue Talbot, an environmental health researcher at the University of California, Riverside, and one of the first scientists to investigate e-cigarettes, says that diacetyl--a compound linked to bronchiolitis obliterans, also known as "popcorn lung"--is one of the most concerning.
Recent research revealed that the propylene glycol (PG) liquid that cannabis oils are suspended in when put in vape pens may cause "popcorn lung" if used over a long period of time, such as for patients using marijuana for chronic pain management.
Notwithstanding these exposures, there is no credible study linking either cigarette smoke or coffee to an increase in popcorn lung.
CS 8 is concerned with the "popcorn lung", i.e., respiratory effects of diketones; for this case study the compound selection is completed and agreed on as well as the methods and the testing protocols.