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    :: Sunday, July 30, 2006 ::

    Investigative Report: Flavoring agent destroys lungs - By Chris Bowman, Sacramento Bee, CA
    Two workers need transplants; threat could be widespread

    By the time Irma Ortiz discovered she had been breathing toxic fumes on her job as a mixer at Carmi Flavors near Los Angeles, she had lost at least 70 percent of her lung capacity. Ortiz, 44, a nonsmoker who used to lift 50-pound bags routinely, now finds walking so difficult she spends most of her time indoors.
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