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GBlist: PVC Solvent and IAQ

As a general rule, PVC cleaners and solvents are fairly nasty. Solvents
(including paint thinners) often cause neorological symptoms—fuzzy
thinking might be a mild symptom, anxiety might be a more severe one. 

The good news is that they are so volatile, they air out relatively
quickly (if there is plenty of ventilation). Often, they seem to air out
within a few hours, or at least a few days. 

I get real concerned about plumbers who are around this stuff every day,
with almost no ventilation or resopiratory protection. But homeowners,
especially sensitive individuals, are also at risk until everything is
aired out.
John Bower, The Healthy House Institute
http://www.hhinst.com/    email: healthy@bloomington.in.us
430 N. Sewell Road, Bloomington, IN 47408
Phone/fax 812-332-5073
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