Is there anything that can b done to prevent out gassing of VOC's from newly installed pergo laminated flooring?

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Is there anything that can b done to prevent out gassing of VOC's from newly installed pergo laminated flooring?

Asked by Kitty Ward

Told very low voc .s when purchased the flooring. Had it down for a little over a month and have been sick ever since. There was dust everywhere after installation and I wonder if that could b part of the issue. The flooring is beautiful but ready to pull it up. Also had a small amount of vinyl put down n bathrooms. It is supposed to b low VOC's as well.

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Listed Green's picture

Off-Gassing is natural and cannot be "prevented". However, you can speed up the process. The best way to off-gas something is with sunlight and air ventilation. It probably has something to do with the heat and constant fresh air removing the evaporating bad chemicals. Even low-VOC products have chemicals.