It seems like most of the stuff I buy, I have to leave it outside for a few days. Recently I purchased blackout curtains from walmart. They smell so bad, even after leaving them outside on the porch for over a weak. I even washed them. They small like plastic that is off gasing chemicals. When I lift the curtain to my nose I get a headache. I purcharsed them online and I'm going to have to return them. Even the curtain rods stank but I put them in the shower for 15 minutes and it went away. I get the feeling that in China there are chemical used that are not legal here in the usa. When you then get that product it still has some of that residue. I can't have any of those 'air fresheners' either, nor scented cleaning products. I try to buy the 'green' cleaning products, those do not bother me. Does anyone else have this problem?