This is not meant to slander any products or companies, rather get an idea of what’s going on.
Recently a study was conducted by one of Boveda’s competitors indicating that Boveda Humidity Packs off-gas acetone gas.
This study seems shady as f*** (because of the clear conflict of interest that the PhD had with their competition) but I’d be interested to know some more information if anyone specializes in chemistry.
How much acetone is considered non-toxic and does this fall in the range of acceptable limits? (Acetone is found in various quantities in plants and animals)
Does acetone absorb into plant tissue if it’s present in an anaerobic environment?
Does anyone have any more information regarding this study?
I’ve used, and use these packs in my curing jars. The logical option would be to stop using these products but this study didn’t talk about reason for the stdy, the implications behind the results, or the acceptable limits. I’m prepared to stop using them, but I also feel like it’s kinda of a dick move if it’s just a competitor trying to spew libel.