Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-02-12 7:31 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
I bought a neoprene seat cushion for my kayak and decided to try it on my office chair. I noticed that it had a very strong odor and was affecting my breathing. I did a bit of research and discovered that neoprene off gasses are considered toxic. Is this a problem in a closed environment but not in or on the water? Is anyone concerned about this?
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I used to be worried|
Posted by: rocdoc on Oct-02-12 7:44 PM (EST)
that it might cause brain damage but now it's not much of a prrrbtt czzrgthb tomato refrigerator whaaaass
Technique used in manufacturing|
Posted by: willi_h2o on Oct-02-12 8:45 PM (EST)
I'd be more concerned|
Posted by: sapien on Oct-02-12 9:15 PM (EST)
about the strong odor that affects your breathing from neoprene booties.
Always got a rash from my wetsuit until|
Posted by: suntan on Oct-02-12 10:25 PM (EST)
I started wearing a full body, nylon suit under it.
Don't buy cheap chineses neoprene |
Posted by: seadart on Oct-02-12 11:53 PM (EST)
What you are smelling are co-solvents and unreacted monomers (which are toxic). Cheap Chinese neoprene is known to have lots of residual solvents like benzene, xylene and chorinated hydrocarbons.
Guess I will have to pass|
Posted by: tsunamichuck1 on Oct-03-12 6:19 AM (EST)
up the $20 wetsuit at Decathlon Sports when I go to Beijing the week after next
Put it out in the sun for week ...|
Posted by: seadart on Oct-05-12 10:24 PM (EST)
and scrub it down with dish soap.
Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-05-12 9:28 PM (EST)
I had to get rid of this thing. After airing outdoors for several days it was still obnoxious. My neoprene booties and mukluks don't smell a bit.
Might have been the glue|
Posted by: pikabike on Oct-05-12 10:08 PM (EST)
I assume the seat had a fabric cover, which might have been glued on with something fumaceous.
More likely what Seadart said|
Posted by: Waterbird on Oct-06-12 10:00 AM (EST)
The odor was definitely from the neoprene side and did not diminish at all after being left outdoors for several days.
You need to stop.....|
Posted by: Roanguy on Oct-03-12 6:15 AM (EST)
eating beans morning, noon and night!
next time smell BEFORE sitting on it|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Oct-03-12 3:11 PM (EST)