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#1 of 3 Old 05-24-2012, 02:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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this has always been a concern for me and it is especially noticeable in clothing like pajamas.  the smell is disgusting and the chemical component is disturbing at best.  yes, i want to prevent my clothing and such from going up in flames, however, i don't have any interest in breathing in the toxic compounds that the items have been treated with.  yuck!


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Follow your nose.  Don't live with anything that smells offensive to you, chances are it's not that good for you.

HealthyStuff.org has a bunch of tests on various things, including cars (you know that "new car smell"? not good).  BTW, on their car tests, flame retardants show up really well, phthalates (=plastic softeners) less so.  For the latter you just have to trust your nose.

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