I don't know where to go for this, I've searched google and found nothing about this. I fell the other day and my Dell E771MM fell with me. It's an excellent crt monitor with a built in mic (on the top) and speakers. I heard a quick decompression sound (like air coming out) that happened in about a second. It doesn't smell like burning electronic boards (I've blown an amp in my car and it's a sweet smell burning smell). This smell is kind of sweet (bare with me, it's hard to put a finger on). It somewhat smells like clean sheets. At other times it's like a chemical. It saturates the taste in my mouth and the air coming from lungs. The smell has lasted in the room for more than 3 days after the monitor was moved outside. I know I've busted a (turned off) tv screen before while extracting the copper from the back of the tube (working on multiple crt monitors and tvs thrown out from spring clean up). The decompressed air comes out and stinks up everything (my friend's whole garage--and it lasted for months!), this smells the same. I've left the house and I taste it hours after brushing my teeth (partially from breathing). I have had minor trouble breathing (tightness, feel like I was in a humid room or after swimming for a long time). I've researched that ozone is found in the air after thunder storms and happens when electricity arc interacts with oxygen and attaches additional oxygen molecules. O3 attaches to everything and oxidizes it. It upsets asthma. It can scar the lungs and causes artery walls to harden. The effect may not be immediate but long term noticeable effects can be present. Oxidization in the body also has been linked with cancer (thus we fight back with anti-oxidants). What is the decompressed air inside of TVs and monitors? What is this smell? Is it a chemical or is it O3? Is this smell and taste of it dangerous our health? I have a child and some baby kittens. Please help!