“Dusting,” a deadly trend among teens

One of the things I try to do for for those who have teens in their lives is expose the latest foolish things young people are doing.  Most of the time, we catch them and no harm is done other than perhaps yelling an exasperated “What were you THINKING?”  But “dusting” is when teens take a can of computer dust cleaner and inhale it, and it can kill the first time.    The high it causes can lead to impairment while driving, and several deaths have already been reported due to drivers being high from “dusting.”  It’s easy and inexpensive to obtain, and the biggest abusers are eighth graders.  A CBS Chicago article describes the trend, pointing out these warning signs: “sudden weight loss, changes in mood, changes in friendships, acting confused and rebellious.”