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Posted by Dave 225 on March 5th, 2001 07:41 AM
In reply to Wouldn't expect any problem, Contact #. by Dave 225 on February 23rd, 2001 02:11 PM [Go to top of thread]

I have checked with some colleagues. They don't know of any health hazard
resulting from the smoke smell after the fire is gone.

"While woodsmoke is potentially harmful because of polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons ( carcinogens) I would think the residual smell would be
more of an aesthetic problem than a health threat.
Fire restoration companies typically get rid of such smells by using an
ozone generator WHILE THE HOUSE IS UNOCCUPIED. This dissipates pretty
quickly. The occupants may wish to look in to this."

The ozone is a health concern if you are breathing the air while it is
being produced, so be careful with this. It is a possibility that might work.

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