News Sections
Microwave Popcorn Poses Health Risks For Children
Updated May 5, 2013 12:10 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
 Print    Archive    RSS

(UNDATED) A new report may make you think twice the next time you have a craving for microwave popcorn.

Researchers found chemicals in the snack bags - called PFCs - can weaken children's immune systems. The chemicals can make children's bodies less responsive to vaccines, putting them at a higher risk for disease.

Most of us have PFCs in our bloodstream. They're found in stain resistant clothing, furniture and carpeting.

Researchers say there's not much we can do to get rid of the chemicals we're exposed to now, but people can push for regulation of these compounds in the future.

« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Find more about Weather in Bedford, IN
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW

1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2018 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  Contests  |  About  |  Feedback  |  Public File