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Colorado man diagnosed with 'popcorn lung'

A Colorado man who says he ate too much microwave popcorn for his own good -- is on his way to being a multimillionaire -- seven times over.

A jury awarded Wayne Watson more than seven million dollars after he came down with a condition known as popcorn lung.

Watson, who says he ate two bags of microwave popcorn a day for years, was diagnosed by doctors five years ago.

He sued King Scoopers claiming his lung damage was caused by inhaling the fumes of a compound used in butter flavored microwave popcorn.

The compound has now been removed but had been linked to lung problems for workers in plants that produce microwave popcorn.

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