Happy Friday, Green Conscience readers, and Happy Opening Day (if you're a Saratoga Springs local, you know what that means)! Today we're going to delve into a topic that many of us may already be aware of, even if we're not fully versed in its many sources: Off-gassing.
Simply put, off-gassing is a process by which products release potentially harmful chemicals, even at normal room temperatures and pressures. As homes are built with tighter seals for energy efficiency, and products are increasingly sold with more chemical treatment, off-gassing becomes an increasingly pertinent problem. Chemicals build up steadily in our homes, although just where they're coming from may surprise you.
Hi! I'm Karen Totino, owner of Green Conscience Home. I'd love to hear your thoughts on any of our posts, so comment away! One of my goals is to get the community discussing some of these eco topics, and hopefully help each other out!