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Some of the food stored in my kitchen's particle board cabinets have a chemical taste. I suspect it is offgassing. What can I do?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 08, 2012 01:01 AM
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The cabinets look like they're from the eighties. Peanut butter and saltine crackers that have been stored for a couple of months taste like shellac. Is this formaldehyde? I can't afford to move. Is there testing available and is there anything short of replacing the cabinets that can be done? Is this something that my landlord is required by law to take care of?




 

 

The cabinets look like they're from the eighties. Peanut butter and saltine crackers that have been stored for a couple of months taste like shellac. Is this formaldehyde? I can't afford to move. Is there testing available and is there anything short of replacing the cabinets that can be done? Is this something that my landlord is required by law to take care of?

Most particle board cabinets are covered with either a veneer of wood or vinyl.

You mentioned that this is an apartment, which could mean that the cabinets were painted prior to...



 

 

 
 
 

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