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Lunar New Year’s couplets written in golden ink may harm your health
春聯「金」討喜 聞多恐傷身

醫師林杰樑則表示,香蕉水屬於揮發性有機溶劑,毒性不高,常用在家具、房子油漆,油漆工在密閉空間的地下室刷油漆,聞久了,會出現頭暈、噁心、想嘔吐症狀,老師傅看到工人意識開始不太正常,胡言亂語,或非自主性唱歌,就知道是香蕉水的問題,通常會叫工人到戶外透氣或喝乳品。

Lin believes that leaving the room to get some fresh air is the right thing to do, because banana oil fumes can be metabolized in the liver and kidneys, while dairy beverages are a placebo that will not have much effect on the fumes from organic solvents.

(Translated by Perry Svensson)

老師傅的兩項建議,林杰樑認為,離開密閉空間透透氣是對的,因為吸入較多的香蕉水氣味,可經由肝腎代謝,但喝乳品「只是心理安慰」,對於有機溶劑的解毒功效不大。

(自由時報記者黃其豪)

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