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Solving that gaseous problem no one wants to talk about

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Brian Conant with one of his carbon-permeated flatulence deodorizers. (Courtesy Brian Conant, Flat-D In)

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An estimated 58 million Americans suffer from one or more medical disorders that cause excessive gas. To treat it, doctors usually recommend medication or a change in diet. But, thanks to inventor Brian Conant, there's an alternative way to limit the embarassment: an odor-absorbing charcoal pad.