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Severe respiratory symptoms from moving into brand new apartment?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Chemicals
If it is newly painted there may be release of volatile organic compounds (voc's).
If newly carpetted; synthetic carpet can release odors from both formaldehyde and voc's. Either of these issues can trigger asthma.

In brief: Chemicals
If it is newly painted there may be release of volatile organic compounds (voc's).
If newly carpetted; synthetic carpet can release odors from both formaldehyde and voc's. Either of these issues can trigger asthma.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. David Schechter
air it out, keep windows open when possible, use a fan. Certain plants can absorb the chemicals and help you to breathe easier.
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