Question

Our new sofa is offgassing. I've been leaving the patio door open, and I have lots of plants in the room. Is there anything else I can do?

Asked by Catherine Goodno
Fairfax, CA

The offgassing is causing my eyes to sting.

Answer

Besides providing thorough room ventilation, there is not much you can do about it. If your allergic reaction persists, I would consider returning the sofa and replacing it with a healthier option.

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Read more about how you can improve your home's indoor air quality in GreenHomeGuide's Know-How article "Improving Your Home's Indoor Air Quality: From Basic to Bigger and Better Steps."

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