21 Jan '13, 9pm

Do new windows off gas for chemically sensitive? #construction #green

1. Offgassing windows . Yes windows can offgas depending on materials used, what was used to install it, etc... Though in many cases by the time a window gets to be installed it is done offgassing. 2. Removing bathroom caulk . As for the caulking itself, generally no safety issue but I would recommend a respirator in case of mold. 3. New furniture . Now that one is tough to answer as it varies based on materials, how closed up the space is, etc. One of the most effective ways of eliminating off-gassing or lingering smells is to let the areas breathe , open windows, and use an ERV/HRV. For more information : Read "The gap between my tub and tile needs to be re-caulked, but the caulking I found warned of cancer. Is there a safe, green alternative? " a Q&A answered by Randy Potter. Also, check out this blog post Sean made on his company site. While this was written mainly for...

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