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Old 04-29-2007, 12:07 AM
Tanaqui Tanaqui is offline
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Weird chemical smell in kitchen--any ideas?

I feel kinda paranoid right now, but a few minutes ago I went into my kitchen and smelled this weird odor--it was kind of like what a brand new oven smells like when being used for the first time? Just this weird, chemical smell. I was afraid of gas leaks or something, but I'd be able to detect that, right? It wasn't really a "rotten eggs" smell, I don't think. I don't even know if I have any gas in my apartment. It was pretty strong, but it seems to have gone away now, after I opened the windows... and it was definitely localized, I couldn't smell it in my room. But I couldn't detect where it was coming from. The oven definitely wasn't on, but it kinda smelled like a really hot oven.

Anyways, I just wanted some reassurance that I will not die from weird chemical poisoning or be blown up in the next few hours... anyone have any ideas what it could be? Hopefully this is the right forum for random paranoia!