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Formaldehyde?: Off-gassing of formaldehyde from new pressed wood furniture or wood paneling can trigger irritant respiratory symptoms. If you have asthma, formaldehyde can trigger an asthma attack. The mechanism is inhalation of a respiratory irritant not an allergen. It might be possible to seal the furniture with polyurethane. Make sure to do this in a well-ventilated spot & allow ample time for drying. ...Read more
What to do if I have nikon d5100 , and I need to take photos of furniture . which filter I should buy ?
Is it normal to have BP drop after moderate exertion. Went from 138/88 to 107/70 after moving furniture for about two hours?
Yes : a certain amount of drop in blood pressure is normal with exertion. That is body response to exercise. Also dehydration will contribute to this as well. Be careful in hot conditions. If drops too low and symptoms develop that don't respond to rest and hydration then need an evaluation. ...Read more
15 month old not walking normal? She can hold on furniture and walk and stand by herself for about a minute . Should i be worried?
Not yet: Watch her and continue to encourage her and take her in for 18 month check up. ...Read more
VOC's: Ask sales person's before buying. With the green movement, low voc products will often advertise as such. ...Read more
Healthy living: what furniture stores are particularly good about selling furniture that's free of vocs?
Hastens for beds: The gold standard, at least for "green" bedding, is hastens. The company reports it meets standards set by Öko-tex and others for home and environmental health. Mattresses are made with cotton and even horsehair! ...Read more
If we have had mould in our house before, but we no longer live in that house, will the furniture and other objects still be infected? And my health?
Possibly: Mold damaged and water damaged materials can be the source of mold spores or mycotoxins. You should have your furniture and other items checked for mold if you are suspicious. ...Read more
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