I saw the diesel thread and thought I might ask this lovely group of intelligent people if they have ever had to deal with formaldehyde smell on clothing and how they got it out. I just started vet school and we have lots of dissection labs. After spending so much on all the required scrubs and white lab coats, I'm hoping to be able to potentially re-use the scrubs for other things after the first semester is over. The problem is that formaldehyde just plain stinks! Does anyone have any experience with this? I was thinking of using either vinegar or baking soda, but I wanted to know if it actually worked (I don't want to smell like a pickle either!). I've been adding pine sol to the wash and it takes away some of the smell, but I can still smell it underneath that. I've been trying hard to just use one set of older scrubs and one white jacket so if I have to throw them out afterwards I'm not at that much of a loss!