The smell emanating your new vinyl shower curtains is caused by the release of gases. This process refers to the slow release of noxious gases from certain materials. Can occur with many products; latex paint is an example. For some it is a minor annoyance, but in others it can cause headaches, nausea and other problems. Like a fresh coat of paint on the wall, the smell of the curtains goes away by itself. You can simply accelerate the process and reduce the intense and sometimes annoying smell of new vinyl shower curtains.
Place the shower curtain in the washing machine. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda and wash with warm water on gentle cycle. When the cycle is complete, remove the vinyl shower curtains immediately. Hang on a clothesline outdoors to dry. It is important that put in the shade, as sunlight can damage the vinyl shower curtains. Leave shade outdoors for at least 24 hours, weather permitting. If intense odor persists, leave 24 hours. The release of gases takes time. Take her inside and hold it on the vinyl curtain rod. Open windows and doors to bathroom to flow a lot of air inside. The air will help dispel the remaining odor.