Monday, September 3, 2007

What's that smell?

Word of the Day: Offgassing.

Definition from NASA's Molecular Desorption and Analysis Laboratory:
Offgassing is the release of chemicals from non-metallic substances under ambient or greater pressure conditions. Offgassing occurs continuously, but can be limited by the complete curing of polymeric material.

Definition from McMiller experience:
Noisome emissions emanating from all new baby gear. The current culprit being the Graco Pack n'Play purchased yesterday. Makes one wish there was a window that opened in the baby room.

1 comment:

Mary said...

When the smell begins to fade, I like to burn offgas-scented candles.