Inhaling computer dust cleaner spray latest 'deadly' fad for US teens
A common computer-cleaning product has become the newest deadly object of abuse for US teenagers.
"Dusting," - inhaling computer dust cleaner that comes in a spray can - is the latest and potentially fatal high for eighth graders, CBS Station WBBR Chicago reported.
The fad has recently led to some deadly consequences, including a woman allegedly killing a person on a sidewalk with her car while dusting, and a computer dust cleaner being found in a man's car that killed a woman in September.
A report by the National Institutes of Health from 2011 said that biggest abusers of dusting were the 8th graders.
"Buy a can, buy a case and get high," Dr. Michael Wahl, medical director of the Illinois Poison Center, said.
"They affect your heart in such a way so that is it more likely to beat irregularly," he said.
According to experts, symptoms for dusting include acting belligerent and dramatic loss of weight.