>I have had a nagging cough for a few days. > >Today, while surfing the net, >I used an LED lamp similar to the one shown >at the URL below, >to illuminate my keyboard. > >http://cloud6.lbox.me/images/384x384/201209/1-5w-24-led-fold-eyeshield-reading-table-desk-lamp-green-220v_pmutss1348134888870.jpg > >The lamp has a battery that recharges when it is >plugged into the A.C. line. > >As I was surfing, >I became aware of a chemical/electronic smell, >and checked out my computer, monitor, >opened the window to see if the smell came from the outside, >then checked out the entire house. > >I then returned to my computer and noticed the smell >seemed to come from the LED lamp. > >I felt the battery and it was very hot. > >I told my wife, who was also investigating the smell >that I found out what was causing it, >and she took the lamp, >and immediately took it to the basement parking >where the trash dumpster is located. > >After a while my cough which had COMPLETELY gone away >came back, and I realized that the smell >had not only acted as an antitussive, >it had acted as the BEST expectorant I ever experienced. > >Rather than a watery mucus, >while I was experiencing the smell, >I would occasionally, EASILY cough up >a soft lump of mucus > >SO.... >I immediately rushed to the dumpster to retrieve >the lamp so I could check it out. > >Unfortunately, they had already emptied the dumpsters, >so it appears that I will have to buy a similar lamp, >wait until it malfunctions, >and I have a cough; > >before I can make medical history. > >I am posting this with the hope >that some medical researcher will do some research >about how different "fumes" <?> act on the lungs and trachea >and can act to eliminate a cough >and to clear the lungs. > >Perhaps hanson who is a chemical expert >can provide information about the effects >of various fumes on the lungs.