My recently purchased thermal curtains, from a major department store, began to have a very strong and pungent lemony smell after exposure to sunlight. Is there potential for toxic fumes from the “foam lining” thermal curtains? We are concerned because the strongest smell comes from our baby’s curtains. Your input would be much appreciated.
Emilo: While, as a scientist, you would think in terms of toxic chemical reactions from the lining, it may be possible, but is improbable.
That being said, if you are skittish, I’d return the curtains to the store.
Then have some custom curtains made to your specs. They will be more costly, but you will be able to sleep better, knowing that the curtains will NOT give off toxic fumes.
Happy Decorating and Good Luck,