Today's hidden allergen spotlight turns on the shower curtain, which can cause problems for allergy sufferers in a couple of ways: through off-gassing, and through the possible presence of mold.
Firstly, consider vinyl shower curtains, those clear plastic ones that are probably the most common and probably most often the cheapest kind of shower curtain you can buy. Even if it's not decorative, many people use a clear shower curtain as a liner to keep water from getting on decorative shower curtains. But have you ever noticed the ‘new plastic’ smell when you open up the shower curtain package?
That's off-gassing, and it could trigger multiple chemical sensitivity symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, and vomiting, as well as set off allergies or asthma