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To: Dr.Deth
I agree with everything you said,we can't hover over kids and expect them to grow into healthy human beings.

Kids need to explore and experiment,fight with eachother,and yes,get hurt,or how are they going to get along in the larger world.

I live in a city with neighborhood elementary schools so that kids can walk,but that's not done anymore. The mothers are there with the SUVs waiting every day,and the kids never walk to or from school.

Kids need to roll in the dirt more,forget these scheduled "play dates",and learn to get along without adult supervision.

32 posted on 01/03/2004 11:20:35 AM PST by Mears
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To: Mears
Sources of Indoor Air Contaminants

Source: OSHA
A wide variety of substances are emitted by building construction materials and interior furnishings, appliances, office equipment, and supplies, human activities, and biological agents.

For example, formaldehyde is emitted from various wood products, including particle board, plywood, pressed-wood, paneling, some carpeting and backing, some furniture and dyed materials, urea-formaldehyde insulating foam, some cleaners and deodorizers, and from press textiles. Volatile organic compounds, including alkanes, aromatic hydrocarbons, esters, alcohols, aldehydes, and ketones are emitted from solvents and cleaning compounds, paints, glues, caulks, and resins, spray propellants, fabric softeners and deodorizers, unvented combustion sources, dry-cleaning fluids, arts and crafts, some fabrics and furnishings,
stored gasoline, cooking, building and roofing materials, waxes and polishing compounds, pens and markers, binders and plasticizers. Pesticides also contain a variety of toxic organic compounds.

Building materials are point sources of emissions that include a variety of VOCs (Table

Some of these materials have been linked to indoor air quality problems. The probability of a source emitting contaminants is related to the age of the material. The newer the material, the higher the potential for emitting contaminants. These materials include adhesives, carpeting, caulks, glazing compounds, and paints [Ex. 4-33]. These materials, as well as
furnishings can act as a sponge or sink in which VOCs are absorbed and then re-emitted later.

Appliances, office equipment, and supplies can emit VOCs and also particulates [Ex.
4-33]. Table III-2 lists the many contaminants that can be emitted from these point sources.
There is an indirect relationship between the age of the point source and the potential rate of
contaminant emission [Ex. 4-33].

It goes on to list all the "evils" in our home.

37 posted on 01/03/2004 12:02:15 PM PST by SheLion (Curiosity killed the cat BUT satisfaction brought her back!!!)
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