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Removing Odor from Newspapers

How do I remove odor from an 1957 newspaper we found at the dump?

Cindy Thompson

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By Cheryl from Missouri (Guest Post)
October 11, 20040 found this helpful

Have you tried sprinkling the newspaper with baking soda to pull out any odors?

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October 11, 20040 found this helpful

Sprinkle the newspaper with dry baking soda, seal in a plastic bag for a few days. Vacuum on low with a brush attachment to remove the baking soda. That should make it smell good again.

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October 11, 20040 found this helpful

I have had good luck sprinkling baby powder in the pages of old books. shake out excess after a few days. Do not breathe in the powder dust. It is a lung irritant.

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November 18, 20040 found this helpful

Ive also heard of putting a book and/or newspaper in a paper with with kitty litter. The litter is supposed to absorb the smells.

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