Mudcat Café message #619726 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27583   Message #619726
Posted By: Mudlark
01-Jan-02 - 10:46 PM
Thread Name: Dead air in buildings - making you sick?
Subject: RE: Dead air in buildings - making you sick?
I get sick in: grocery stores, discount stores, libraries, especially newer ones, new houses, all trailers, agh...it is very hard to escape the chemicals, outgassing, etc. Symptoms range from mental whiteout to resp. reactions. so I no longer shop in discount stores and I limit my groc. shopping to short, well-organized bursts. At home, I researched and found what is essentially just whitewash paint....no mold inhibitors, no insecticide, no formaldehyde. For the small bit of carpeting I have, I have a very good vacuum, with a good filter. I use only clear water and vinegar for cleaning...everything...and bon ami for scrubbing out sink/toilet/tub. I have not found air cleaners to be all that helpful, and the noise drives me crazy. Neg. ion machines don't work for me either. I use old furniture, mostly wood, and all cotton bedding. I grow an organic garden. I air the house out a couple of times a day, even in cold weather, just for the air exchange...and all this has helped my sick building syndrome immensely. Good luck, Mag...it's a tough call when the world you live in makes you sick!