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“Bake Outs,” Ozone and Our Indoor Air

Today, I want to share some information about ozone, VOCs and our indoor air. From here, I will share my stance on “bake outs,” so let’s start at the end to make sure it all makes sense. Volatile Organic Compounds The best example of VOCs is the smell of the cleaning aisle in the supermarket […]

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VOC and The Health of the Individual

by Angela Petruzzi VOC is a complex issue and often misunderstood, in short VOC does not mean harmful and no VOC does not mean harmless. One should interpret various aspects of the information to make a truly informed decision. LIVOS and Its Stance in Relation to VOC and The Health of the Individual This document is […]

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Understanding “VOCs” in Paint: No Smell Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Non-Toxic

by Angela Petruzzi (Livos Australia) No Smell Does Not Necessarily Mean Non-Toxic When it Comes to Paints and Coatings “VOCs” does not mean harmful and “no VOCs” does not mean harmless. The issue is the type of VOCs, not how much VOCs. VOCs stands for volatile organic compounds, and it refers to certain chemical solvents […]

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Indoor Air Pollution and Health

Indoor Air Pollution and Health Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later. Immediate effects Immediate effects may show up after a single exposure or repeated exposures. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and […]

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Chemical In Baby Wipes Linked To Rise In Skin Problems

Australian newspaper The Age reported yesterday that an ingredient used as a preservative in baby wipes and other personal care products is being linked to an increase of dermatological conditions. In her article, Bridie Smith quotes Rosemary Nixon, dermatologist from the Skin and Cancer Foundation, who identifies that methylisthiazolinone (MI) was linked to 11.3% of […]

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Perfume Stinks

They may smell nice, but perfume stinks in terms of what it is made of. Prompted by the discovery of a list of ingredients used in perfumery on the International Fragrance Association, I felt it time to write, about the toxic chemical cocktail used in fragrances and perfumes. Perfume – A Brief Overview Perfumes are as […]

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Author of all content is Lucinda Curran, unless otherwise indicated.