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New blackout curtains smell

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sarah00001 Sat 06-Jun-15 21:37:32

Hi, on Tuesday I hung up some new blackout curtains in my bedroom. I've noticed a strange smell coming from them, a sort of stuffy smell like old socks! I googled it and it seems this is a common issue with blackout curtains and its to do with the chemicals used on the blackout lining. I haven't felt unwell as a result, but I'm worried now in case it's harmful to breathe in during pregnancy (I'm almost 37 weeks).

I wondered if anyone else has had this issue and whether it's best to have the curtains dry-cleaned to get rid of the smell or whether the smell will fade by itself?

Many thanks, Sarah

TheyreMadITellYouMaaaad Sat 06-Jun-15 21:42:58

The smell will fade by itself. Dry cleaning will just add nasty chemicals. It's summer (ish) now,sleep with the windows open.

Congrats and good luck.

Stinkylinky Sat 06-Jun-15 22:11:04

We've just had a new carpet put in our bedroom which smells like fish, apparently it will fade by itself but it's bloody awful

FeelTheNoise Sat 06-Jun-15 22:37:50

Some days everything stinks confused

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