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way2roll

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Posted: 06/10/19 06:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think febreeze is exchanging one problem for another. That stuff contains so many carcinogens it shouldn't be legal. It's especially dangerous to pets as they have such sensitive sinuses. Friend of ours used Febreeze all the time on their couch and had 2 dogs both die of sinus tumors before she put the 2 together - I digress, but why people insist on using that stuff is beyond me. Read the labels. Anyway, Ozone generator will work provided you use it correctly. Ozone can be dangerous so remove the 3 P's (people pets and plants). It generates an extra oxygen atom so it's very unstable and dissipates quickly (the odor along with it) but you can't technically breathe it. The half life of ozone is about 30 minutes so it's safe after that. Start with small doses (time) and damage to materials should be minimal - if any at all.

And you can pick one up on Amazon for $50 which about what they cost to rent. Having your own would pay for itself in one use.

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air it out as best you can and move on. brew some good coffee in there to cover up with a good smell. Wouldn't bother me, campfire smoke goes with camping IMO and these old farts complaining about a campfire in a campground best stay away from me.


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Posted: 06/10/19 10:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Friend of ours used Febreeze all the time on their couch and had 2 dogs both die of sinus tumors before she put the 2 together - I digress,

She put two and two together but got five:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hangin........ww.nachi.org/ozone-generator-hazards.htm

You are just exchanging one problem for another. We had a horrible smell in our basement right before we moved-a few bowls of white vinegar placed around and good ventilation took care of it in a few days.


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I've smoked out my trailer many times. The smell will go away on it's own. Yes if you can leave windows open it will dissipate faster. But I'll bet if you do absolutely nothing, by this Friday you won't be able to smell it at all.


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You've no doubt heard of "noise-cancelling headphones." Well, what you may not have heard of, and what you need to get is "odor-cancelling nose plugs."

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Crowe wrote:

Friend of ours used Febreeze all the time on their couch and had 2 dogs both die of sinus tumors before she put the 2 together - I digress,

She put two and two together but got five:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hangin........ww.nachi.org/ozone-generator-hazards.htm

You are just exchanging one problem for another. We had a horrible smell in our basement right before we moved-a few bowls of white vinegar placed around and good ventilation took care of it in a few days.


Your link doesn't go anywhere. But yes, they need to be used with caution. They generate O3 which is toxic to anything that breathes O2. I said that above. But O3 is very unstable and once the extra Oxygen molecule attaches it to itself to something(the offending odor) it stabilizes back to O2. You can use them to even kill mold.

Some light reading on Febreze ingredients.

ingredients in Febreeze

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Try ODORCIDE concentrate.


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Eat a bunch of Frijoles and Bud Light. Once that kicks in, you won't notice the smoke smell....
Or sell it an and start racking up rewards points at the Marriott where there's no campfires allowed.


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way2roll wrote:

Crowe wrote:

Friend of ours used Febreeze all the time on their couch and had 2 dogs both die of sinus tumors before she put the 2 together - I digress,

She put two and two together but got five:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hangin........ww.nachi.org/ozone-generator-hazards.htm

You are just exchanging one problem for another. We had a horrible smell in our basement right before we moved-a few bowls of white vinegar placed around and good ventilation took care of it in a few days.


Your link doesn't go anywhere. But yes, they need to be used with caution. They generate O3 which is toxic to anything that breathes O2. I said that above. But O3 is very unstable and once the extra Oxygen molecule attaches it to itself to something(the offending odor) it stabilizes back to O2. You can use them to even kill mold.

Some light reading on Febreze ingredients.

ingredients in Febreeze


I'll take this with a large grain of salt... One of the listed ingredients, propylene glycol, is a widely used and accepted, safe food ingredient, as well as being the ingredient in RV antifreeze, yet this writer claims it is carcinogenic. In fact, he claims almost everything in it is carcinogenic. To read this article, you'd think Febreeze will kill you dead.

Far too many of these "green" sites are run by people who have no expertise, or apparently even the ability to use Google.

* This post was edited 06/10/19 02:11pm by drsteve *


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drsteve wrote:

way2roll wrote:

Crowe wrote:

Friend of ours used Febreeze all the time on their couch and had 2 dogs both die of sinus tumors before she put the 2 together - I digress,

She put two and two together but got five:

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/hangin........ww.nachi.org/ozone-generator-hazards.htm

You are just exchanging one problem for another. We had a horrible smell in our basement right before we moved-a few bowls of white vinegar placed around and good ventilation took care of it in a few days.


Your link doesn't go anywhere. But yes, they need to be used with caution. They generate O3 which is toxic to anything that breathes O2. I said that above. But O3 is very unstable and once the extra Oxygen molecule attaches it to itself to something(the offending odor) it stabilizes back to O2. You can use them to even kill mold.

Some light reading on Febreze ingredients.

ingredients in Febreeze


I'll take this with a large grain of salt... One of the listed ingredients, propylene glycol, is a widely used and accepted, safe food ingredient, yet this writer claims it is carcinogenic. In fact, he claims almost everything in it is carcinogenic. To read this article, you'd think Febreeze will kill you dead.

Far too many of these "green" sites are run by people who have no expertise, or apparently even the ability to use Google.


Can you get a grain of salt as big as a truck?

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* This post was edited 06/10/19 01:41pm by BillyBob Jim *

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