I have been having an ongoing problem in my apartment. A terrible toxic "chlorine like" smell has been emitting from my radiator (only one). It started about 3 weeks ago and my landlord has sent out the gas and electric company twice, the fire dept, an electrician and a plumber. No one can figure out why this smell is happening.
Gas and Electric company specialist said that the boiler overheated and that is what must have been the problem, replaced a part and left - but the smell remains.
They said it is not a gas and fire dept said it is probably not toxic, however i have 2 cats that i love dearly and i am so worried it is harming them. They are so small.
Anyway - I started googling "Chlorine Smell - Steam Radiator" and it brought me here to a few threads from years back.
Apparently people have had this problem with Blue Monster tape getting stuck inside the pipes - the boiler overheats to over 400/500 degrees and burns the teflon tape creating a smell.
I think the original post where this problem was discovered is here https://forum.heatinghelp.com/discussion/157986/asthma-attacks-from-new-steam-boiler-please-help/p4
I have brought this discovery to my landlord and she has brought it up to specialists apparently, and they told her that was impossible. i dont know if this actually happened.. she could be totally blowing smoke up my butt. I know nothing about HVAC issues and she knows that. She has been playing stupid, like this is not an issue that can be taken care of and i just have to live with it. I'm telling you i cannot live like this anymore and im actually considering going to a hotel soon - so ANY info or help would be so appreciated. I am DESPERATE!