"Dusting" … a new reason for parents of teens to lie awake at night!

A friend of mine sent this to me … At first I thought it was one of those urban legends that sometimes makes the rounds. Sounded too bazaar to be true. A kid, dead from inhaling air in a can?

But I did a little checking, and it appears to be legit. (Note to husband: Skip the “air in a can” keyboard clearners. Dirty keyboards are WAY better than dead teenagers.)

NOTE TO PARENTS: If your kid complains that his tongue hurts, it might be frostbite from “dusting.”

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About hsaxton

Heidi Hess Saxton is an adoptive parent of two children, and converted to Catholicism in 1994. She is adoptive parent columnist at CatholicMom.com and CatholicExchange.com. She also writes for the Parenting Channel at AnnArbor.com. In her spare time, she is finishing up her Master's thesis at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

1 thought on “"Dusting" … a new reason for parents of teens to lie awake at night!

  1. Yup, as a parent of teens, this is all too real and very prevalent since it is easy to get (no drug dealers needed); inexpensive; and low risk of parents finding out. Especially for middleschoolers who don’t have the $$ or “sophistication” to try other drugs. Parents be forewarned: ANY aerosol can can produce a buzz or a high if abused– think PAM cooking spray and Redi-whip dispensers. Parents need to understand the dangers of any thing that can be inhaled.

    Finally, forget the air-can style keyboard cleaners. Buy the right attachment for your vacuum or dustbuster and use anti-bacterial wipes! Those new swiffer-type static-type dusters work well too.


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