Originally Posted by Gigismom
... I have had the two representatives from the retailer and one representative from the manufacturer come to my house in the last six months and they all agree that they can't smell anything (and they're in the furniture business).
Most doctors and health specialists don't have a clue about environmental illnesses and off-gassing. I would imagine that manufacturers know even less about the dangerous health risks from the off-gassing of chemicals in furniture, clothes, appliances, etc.
The odor is an effect of the gases penetrating one's nostrils. Even if you attempt to cover up the smell, so that your nose Olfactory Nerves can't distinguish the old off-gassing odors from the new odors, the off-gases are still there. The same harmful chemical gases are there whether you can smell them or not.
Your sense of smell has NOTHING to do with whether or not off-gases effect your health.
Some friends have suggested putting cat litter and baking soda in the room/drawers since these products absorb odors. Has anyone heard of doing that? I'm going to try it.
Good luck with trying to cover-up the smell
of the harmful chemical gases from the furniture. Unless the kitty litter or baking soda can neutralize the chemicals (NOT) and also disable any harmful effects from those chemical off-gases, all that the kitty litter will do is give your pet a new place to poop!
Sorry that you are having these difficulties. I have been fighting off-gassing for DECADES and it is very frustrating. The only solution that I have found is avoidance. And..... the sooner the better!