Christmas tree – a serious threat to health, the study found
According to scientists from the Medical University Apsteyt, the tree can cause a range of disorders, from sneezing, coughing, ending insomnia and fatigue, writes The Telegraph. p>
So-called "Christmas Tree Syndrome" caused by According to doctors, a fungus that grows on a tree. That fungus spores, easily penetrating the body, provoking a series of health problems. It is no accident splash respiratory diseases accounted for New Year or poslenovogodny period.
Experts specifically analyzed samples (including needles and bark) 28 Christmas trees of different types. So identified 53 of the existence of the fungus. 70% of them to provoke symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes, coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, sinus congestion, fatigue and sleep problems.
Some fungi could even lead to a long-playing lung problems such as bronchitis and pneumonia. And, given that the house warm, the ideal conditions for the growth of fungus. By the way, as the analysis in two weeks the number of airborne mold spores increased from 800 to 5000 per 991 liter.
Head Karlandski finding Dr. Lawrence said that he had to treat patients whose health problems were apparently caused by a festive Christmas trees. The expert recommends a shift from natural and buy an artificial Christmas trees.