Wood Stain Fumes and bird
Hi, My landlord used highly toxic wood stain to stain the front door, banisters and tables in the hallway outside my studio apartment. My cockatiel was out of the house because the landlord had told me she was planning to recarpet the stairs. She didn't tell me about the stain. It's been a week, and it still smells strongly in the hallway.
My apartment itself only smells near the front door. I need to bring my bird back home, but am scared to due to the fumes in the hallway. How long does one need to wait before it's safe? If I quickly walk him through the hallway into my well-ventilated apartment, is that putting him at risk. I can't board him forever and it could take weeks for the smell to completely dissipate.