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Nontoxic kitchen trash bags?

Discussion in 'Hypersensitivity and Intolerance' started by Viking, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Viking


    My plastic trash bags smell like plastic and fragrance. What do you guys use that has no smell or offgassing issues ?
    Regards, Viking
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  2. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

    I use grocery bags for my trash. With the kind of recycling we do in our complex (compost, plastic, glass and paper products) there is very little trash left but non recyclable food packaging.

    I also have a supply of kitchen plastic bags that are non fragrants. Those perfumed bags are deadly indeed.
  3. perchance dreamer

    perchance dreamer Senior Member

    Hi, @Viking. I'm trying to find 13-gallon kitchen trash bags that don't smell.

    I had ordered these from Amazon, but they are scented, as some of the reviewers pointed out:

    I found this web site and emailed to ask if these bags are truly unscented. I got a response that they are closed until Wed., but someone will get back to me. I'll let you know. 13 gallon&p=1#278

    It's really hard to have fragrance sensitivities. I'm finding more and more public bathrooms are using those plug-in scent bombs, mostly, I think, so they don't have to invest in good ventilation.

    My favorite gift store in Austin has started using plug-in scent, and even though I said that scents like this make me and some other people ill, the manager said, I know, and continues to use them. I don't shop there anymore.

    A friend of mine had more success. Her hair salon started using aromatherapy scents, and she explained that any kind of scent like this makes her ill. They stopped using them because she complained.

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