Well, you've heard about the warnings about smoking and secondhand smoke there is a new danger. Third hand smoke and you don't even have to be a smoker or even near a lit cigarette to be affected. It happens all the time. You open the door to a hotel room, a stairwell and apartment for rent or a house up for sale and you're hit with the stench of stale cigarette smoke. It does linger. It really is one of the most unpleasant odors and now it does more than just smell bad. New studies show it may actually be harmful to your health. Smoke doesn't leave a trace of smell and that smell is coming from clearly the chemicals that are deposited on the furniture. It's called third hand smoke. And doctors say it's that invisible mix of chemicals that cling to the contents of a room long after the cigarette has been put out there.
All of the nicotine type chemicals that can attach to the furniture. And here' are these cancer causing chemicals. At San Diego State University, researchers studied the homes of a hundred smokers and found long after they moved out, tobacco pollutants remained. We find these compounds in some apartments, six months, maybe even a year or longer. Additionally, researchers found that the new non-smoking tenants who did not smoke had significant levels of nicotine in their urine. I wouldn't want them to stay in a home that had a cigarette smoke smell in it. As chief of pulmonary medicine at St Luke's Roosevelt hospital, Dr Edward Eden says additional studies on the long term health impacts are still needed. But one thing is for sure he feels the less exposure to these toxins the better especially in children. We did notice upon taking the listing that there was some kind of an odor in the garage.
I'll need to find out that that's where the husband has to do with smoking. New Jersey realtor Linda Kimmel is not surprised to find out. Third hand smoke is dangerous. She says it's very hard to get rid of. It's really engulfed the entire house. That becomes a major problem. Now to help keep her business and her clients protected. Kimmel enlisted the help of some new technology, but literally works as a pack man coming out into the space to go on a search and destroy mission for any of these foul odors or pollutants that happened to be in a confined indoor space. Experts say this new generator uses naturally occurring molecules to attack the contaminants, the carpeting, the bedding, and the windows. If put anywhere in the room, this equipment, hopefully will be eliminating that odor and the health risks that are now being associated with it. Like the health hazards of secondhand smoke, which are highly documented. Experts say most people have no idea that breathing air in a room today where people smoked yesterday can harm your health. You can just open the window and it goes away and you live in an environment like this. You cannot escape it. Add another study suggested third hand smoke may actually become more toxic as the nicotine reacts with other gases.
To whom it may concern,
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After purchasing the ODOROX equipment, we set it up in a residential basement. After two days, there was a noticeable reduction in odor and after five days, the odor was completely gone. This impressed not only myself, but the homeowner, oil company, and the environmental engineer sent to monitor the air quality.
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EMS Restoration Corp
To whom it may concern,
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Since then, our trash room has been almost completely odorless. The machine was installed several months ago and since its installation we have had no fmther complaints about the smell. We have also noticed a reduction in complaints about pests like mice, who are typically drawn to smells. The Boss Hydroxyl Generator works wonderfully and we are very happy with our choice.
Ari Ellis President
David Ellis Realty
David Ellis Real Estate, L.P.
31 Union Square West New York, N.Y. 10003
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