The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt by Paige Wolf

If You Smell Something, Say Something: Shutting Down a Toxic Situation

May 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last spring I noticed a pungent odor at the city recreational center where my son attends after school care. They had been doing some renovations and they were refinishing the floors in the gymnasium. The smell lingered for weeks. I tried speaking to some of the staff about it, asking if they knew what was used, if there was enough ventilation. They just looked at me like I was crazy so I let it go. I figured my son really only spent about 30 minutes per day indoors there and I couldn't undo what was already done. I was wrong. One year later and the smell is back again. I don't mean the kind of faint smell that only my supernose can detect. I'm talking about walk down 9th Street and it will knock you on your ass. I spent a...

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