Are there any toxic volatile compounds in raw linseed oil?

Asked by Evelyn Aron
Santa Cruz, CA

I have a lung condition and need to know if there's any risk in using raw linseed oil as a wood finishing on a door that is indoors. Thanks and best regards.


Answered by Liberty Phoenix Lord

Gainesville, FL


August 8, 2011


To my knowledge there is not an issue, but...each person reacts differently with all materials. I suggest ordering a small quantity and doing a test patch area to see if you have a reaction.

You could try products from AFM Safecoat as well.

Hope that helps.


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