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Problems With Ordinary Floor Refinishing
Having your wood floors refinished can expose you and your family to large amounts of dust, terrible odors, and toxic chemicals. Your home can be unhealthy for months afterward. The finish materials most commonly used in Connecticut have been banned in many states due to health, and environmental concerns.
Ordinary sanding equipment produces tremendous amounts of dust that can spread throughout the entire house. So called curtain walls, or plastic over doorways offers little protection.
|The National Institutes for Health have determined that sanding with ordinary equipment can expose your family to dangerous levels of lead, heavy metals, and other toxic chemicals. more information|
The dust from many species of wood is a carcinogen, and can trigger dangerous allergic reactions.
|Dust from refinishing can linger for months and continue to pose health risks.|
|Inhaling fine - INVISIBLE - wood dust can develop into respiratory illnesses as well as aggravate existing health conditions. more information|
CAUTION: Most companies claiming to be "dust free" use outdated equipment connected to an ordinary vacuum cleaner. This so-called "dust free"equipment does little to reduce dust, and can increase the amount of dangerous fine dust in the air.
Department of Environmental Protection warns against using oil based
floor finishes due to health risks.
|Chemicals found in many finishes have been linked to cancer, respiratory conditions, allergic reactions, reproductive disorders, and other serious health issues.|
|Fumes given off by flammable finish materials have caused fires and explosions, resulting in property loss and death. more information|
|Many states have outlawed the use of Oil-base polyurethanes, because of the severe health risks they pose, & because they contribute to air pollution. more information|
|Dangerous fumes are released into homes for about a month after oil based finishes are applied.|
|The amount of pollution-causing solvents ( Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C's) contained in waterborne polyurethanes varies greatly by brand.|
|Many waterborne polyurethanes contain chemicals that have been linked to cancer, and other diseases.|
|Some finishes contain formaldehyde.|
|Very few manufacturers seem to have made a real commitment to producing high quality water-borne finishes that are genuinely health conscious and environmentally responsible.|
air quality regulations for
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) levels are poised to go into effect
around the country, some beginning in January 2005. In many U.S. states,
including Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York,
Pennsylvania and Virginia, the VOC limit for finishes will drop to 350 VOC
g/L. In 2003, California was the first state to enact a 350 VOC limit for
Beginning January 2005 in states where new laws have been adopted contractors can be fined up to $500 per gallon for use of noncompliant products such as oil-modified and moisture-cure polyurethanes with VOC levels above 350 g/L. Distributors can be fined up to $4,000 per offense and manufacturers can be fined up to $10,000 per offense for administrative requirements. SOURCE: BonaKemi web site.
For more information, or a free estimate, call (860) 521-8598, or use the form on the contact page.
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