n.— «Off-gassing—Also known as outgassing, this is the emission of chemicals from building materials, furniture, textiles and bedding. Many of those “new house” smells that we enjoy accumulate in the bloodstream and have been linked to increasing rates of asthma and some cancers, particularly in children.» —“Are you a little green on the ecological lingo? Here’s a primer” by Steven Barrie-Anthony Sun-Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) May 27, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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