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Student, Staff Strive To Make Laundry A Healthier Practice At CMU

Saturday 1 December 2018

 

From Central Michigan University's Central Michigan Life:

 

Samuel Connors
Troy senior Samuel Connors stands in front of dryers
on Nov. 20 in the Wheeler Hall laundry room.
 

Student, staff strive to make laundry a healthier practice at CMU

By Isaac Ritchey
Published November 29, 2018
All Content © Copyright 2018, Central Michigan Life.

As a junior in 2017, Troy senior Samuel Connors and his roommate Damon Rubley had to keep their Trout Residence Hall room window shut during what Connors described as an “unusually hot fall” because there was dryer exhaust being expelled into their room.

“The fumes exhausted from the (dryer vents) created an environment that was very difficult to be comfortable in,” Connors said. “I had to keep my dormitory window closed whenever the dryers were running, typically from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.”

The 128-150 degrees Fahrenheit exhaust contained environmentally hazardous chemicals and fragrances, which Connor said heightened his self-diagnosed Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) — an allergic reaction to being highly exposed to irritable chemicals.

 

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