by Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.
A week before Halloween Angel Oakley’s husband brought black and red spray paint home from the hardware store for their six-year-old’s Minecraft costume. Even though her husband sprayed the costume on the deck, the fumes made Oakley sick.
“I got dizzy, lightheaded, and nauseous,” Oakley, a mother of three who lives in Chicago, Illinois, remembers. She opened all the windows, asked her husband to hang the costume in the garage to dry, and tried to sleep it off.