Are there any toxic volatile compounds in raw linseed oil?

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Are there any toxic volatile compounds in raw linseed oil?

Asked by Evelyn Aron

I have a lung condition and need to know if there's any risk in using raw linseed oil as a wood finishing on a door that is indoors. Thanks and best regards.

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Liberty Phoenix Lord's picture

Evelyn,

To my knowledge there is not an issue, but...each person reacts differently with all materials. I suggest ordering a small quantity and doing a test patch area to see if you have a reaction.

You could try products from AFM Safecoat as well.

Hope that helps.

For more information:

Read "Can I use boiled linseed oil on wood during the rainy season?" a Q&A answered by Florian Speier.