Crude Oil Baths A Controversial ‘Cure’ In Azerbaijan

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如傑優婆塞
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Crude Oil Baths A Controversial ‘Cure’ In Azerbaijan

Post by 如傑優婆塞 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:05 am

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The petroleum spa resort of Naftalan in oil-rich Azerbaijan has been attracting thousands of visitors to what some customers consider “a gift from God” that is as enjoyable as it is medically beneficial. Considered too thick for commercial use, Naftalan oil has been used to treat muscular, skin and bone conditions as well as gynaecological and neurological problems. The crude oil from the former Soviet spa town contains about 50 per cent naphthalene, an organic compound used to make mothballs that is linked to cancer and red blood cell damage. But those who believe in the benefits of Naftalan oil say it is safe and healthy for bathers.

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Re: Crude Oil Baths A Controversial ‘Cure’ In Azerbaijan

Post by Simon E. » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:17 pm

I think I'll pass on that... :o
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