Not that I expect anyone to remember, but a long time back in this thread I was using a VOC tracker in my home to check levels. They regularly went into unhealthy zones. They would clear by opening windows, but of course we can’t live with windows open all the time. I bought the IQAir HealthPro Plus and returned the trackers to wait for Kaiterra’s Laser Egg 2+ that tracks both VOCs and particles in one. Then my life veered in new directions and I’m only now getting back to this.Instead of getting the Laser Egg 2+ I got an updated version of the Eve Room that I’d used before, for less $ and that I can use alongside my Wynd particle tracker, although I’m not settled on what tracker I’ll use going forward.
So without further ado my first observation:
I had started diffusing essential oils along the way and adding them to baths periodically. I noticed these ‘healthy home enhancements’ would irritate my eyes, which VOCs are known to do. I got suspicious and found this study of VOCs produced by common essential oils https://link.springer.com/article/10.10 ... 018-0606-0
. Since I had some oils diffusing over a flame, I moved the VOC tracker to the nicely scented room. The recorded VOC level immediately began to shoot up. The house was cool and humidity low. The levels may have been higher in a warm house with higher humidity. These two factors and ambient air pressure affect VOC formation. Although it was still in a healthy zone, I snuffed out the diffusion and opened windows.
Since I figure I have many years of unchecked air pollution exposure I’m going for as flat and low a level as possible at home to achieve a lower lifetime average. Someone else might be okay with oil diffusion as long as monitor levels are registering in the healthy zone. Just be aware that EOs will increase VOC exposure, and I didn't wait to see how high the VOCs would go if I left the diffusion going. As it was it had only been going maybe five or ten minutes. My diffusion had 5 drops frankincense and two drops lavender.
ApoE 3/4 > Thanks in advance for any responses made to my posts.