ECOBOND® Paint, LLC (ECOBOND®) has entered into an agreement with Air Sciences, Inc. a national leading firm specializing in air pollution compliance, air quality consulting, and environmental consulting for the past thirty years
The objective of the ECOBOND® Indoor Air Quality study was to validate that ECOBOND® OdorDefender® (EOD) substantially reduces hazards and odors from Thirdhand smoke and odors from ammonia (pet urine), significantly improving indoor air quality. The study proves that ECOBOND OdorDefender substantially reduced scientifically measured emissions originating from reemitted hazardous indoor air pollutants. ECOBOND OdorDefender provides a simple paint on solution to reducing common indoor air quality hazards, thus improving the indoor air quality.
Air Sciences Inc., was chosen to perform the air quality study to identify and quantify compounds emitted from exposed material before and after the application of EOD. Air Sciences is a nationally recognized, industry-leading firm that specializes in air pollution and air quality. They have 30+ years of experience in service for both industry and government including mineral extraction and refining, power production, natural gas processing, chemical manufacturing, painting processes, and pesticide formulation. They have worked closely with both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and federal land managers.
Hazards of Residual Smoke
New scientific studies from well-respected sources such the National Institutes of Health, show that smoke residue will re-emit hundreds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) long after a smoker has vacated the premises. It has been documented that both tobacco and marijuana share many VOCs, so the results of this experiment are pertinent to both marijuana and tobacco smoke. For this experiment, marijuana was chosen as the primary pollutant because of its similarity to tobacco emissions and unique smell.
Indoor air quality was vastly improved by the application of ECOBOND OdorDefender (EOD). Various well-known air-polluting chemicals measured in the study include:
- Hazardous ammonia concentration was reduced by 99 percent;
- Total VOC was reduced by 92.3 percent;
- Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) was reduced by 90 percent;
- Complete arrest of naphthalene; and
- Acetone was reduced by 75 percent.
Based on the results from the total VOC analysis and the individual compound analysis, this study provides scientific proof that when applied to a surface that has been exposed to the hazards of Third-hand smoke caused by marijuana or tobacco smoke or ammonia caused from pet urine, ECOBOND OdorDefender paint significantly reduces the emissions of toxic VOCs associated with third-hand smoke and ammonia, thus providing substantially improved indoor air quality.
James M. Barthel, creator of ECOBOND OdorDefender, commented, “We are tremendously honored to have our Odor Blocking Paint tested and validated by Air Sciences, Inc. ECOBOND OdorDefender is not like other paints or primers on the market. We are a professional-grade, eco-friendly, advanced odor-blocking paint specially designed for sealing, blocking & absorbing dangerous existing odors and lingering fumes resulting from the secondary effects of cigarette, marijuana, fire, pet, and other annoying odors and numerous other indoor air pollutants.
“This is important because of third-hand smoke which consists of the tobacco residue from cigarettes, pot, and other products left behind after smoking, and builds up on surfaces and furnishings which can then reemit back into the air and recombine to form harmful compounds that remain at high levels long after smoking has stopped occurring. Other products simply cannot seal and block, thus exposing you to the potentially harmful effects of Third-hand smoke in the future.”
ECOBOND OdorDefender is a patent-pending formula utilizing a unique mineral and biopolymer odor blocking technology, contained in a high-quality latex-based paint.
To download the full research report with data, titled: “ECOBOND Indoor Air Pollutant Reduction Study,” visit https://odordefenderpaint.com/expert-opinions.