Dealing with Third-Hand Smoke. . .
October 21, 2010 5:16 AM Subscribe
We live in an old house that has been split into a few apartments. The guy below us smokes and there is a faint smell of smoke in our 16-month old's room. The baby's room is located above the neighbor's office, where he seems to do a lot of his smoking.
posted by ajr to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
I assume that limited second-hand smoke exposure is still a health concern, so we are trying to address this. The short questions: (1) is this limited exposure really a concern; and (2) is this something that an air filter can fix?
We live in New Orleans and the problem seems to surface on days when the humidity drops out of the 70 percent-plus range. Last year around this time, we asked him to stop using incense because it was finding its way into our house. He graciously agreed. We can ask him to stop smoking in his office and I expect that he will comply. I don't like doing this, but it is his smoke that is making its way into our living space.
Is there anyway that we can mitigate this smoke infiltration with a smoke eater or air purifier? If so, do we ask him to put it in his living space, or do we put it in the baby's room? My research regarding air filters shows that they are pretty suspect unless you start talking about serious dollars. Landlord is not going to do anything to help, so any guidance/suggestions would be appreciated.