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Old 08-02-2017, 04:49 PM   #1
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Allergic to new granite counter tops?

My allergies are going nuts. We had granite counter tops installed in our kitchen today. Came home and the house smelled..not REAL bad, but enough to give me a headache. What could be affecting me from New counters being installed? Do they use toxic glue or something? I wouldn't think but I don't know.

 
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:26 PM   #2
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Re: Allergic to new granite counter tops?

It's the glue. You might try Febreze....

 
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:55 AM   #3
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Re: Allergic to new granite counter tops?

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It's the glue. You might try Febreze....
oh no! That would really push my allergies over the edge...even the one for allergies!:-)

 
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:05 PM   #4
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Re: Allergic to new granite counter tops?

Well then air the house out or double up on your zyrtec or whatever you are taking. It's just going to have to dissipate on it's own. Maybe large open boxes of baking soda?????

 
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:26 PM   #5
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Re: Allergic to new granite counter tops?

What you're smelling is probably the sealant. The smell will go away. You can open up windows and see if that helps.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:28 PM   #6
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Re: Allergic to new granite counter tops?

I did open windows with the A/C going. They put the sealant on a week ago so I'm guessing it might be the glue or adhesive. How long does it take to dissipate?

 
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:30 AM   #7
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Re: Allergic to new granite counter tops?

Hard to say but 2-3 days or so...can you tolerate Lysol spray? It could help since you can't do the Febreze. A lemon scented candle?

 
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:33 AM   #8
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Re: Allergic to new granite counter tops?

I diffuse oils...maybe I can try that, but if the smell is still there just mixing in with whatever, it won't fool my allergies:-)

 
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:16 PM   #9
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Re: Allergic to new granite counter tops?

Now see,the oils would send mine over the edge!

 
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:42 PM   #10
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Re: Allergic to new granite counter tops?

Some do....I have to be careful!

 
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