Are Christmas trees making people ill ?
By T.K. Randall
December 19, 2011 · 6 comments
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New research has suggested Christmas trees may be responsible for a whole range of ailments.
Known as "Christmas Tree Syndrome", the problem is caused by mould that can grow on the trees which produces spores that are then inhaled causing coughing, wheezing and even insomnia. A science team at the State University of New York tested clippings from 28 Christmas trees and found that 70 percent of them contained enough mould to generate health problems.
Don't be too quick to judge those who feel under the weather over the festive period – rather than seasonal overindulgence, it could be their Christmas tree making them ill.
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