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Why do some people smell like mothballs?

Likely because they keep their clothes near mothballs to protect them from moths that eat the fibers (usually natural fibers like wool or silk). The material in the clothing can absorb the smell. Hanging the clothes in fresh air can dissipate the smell, but may not remove all of it for sensitive noses to identify. Having them cleaned before wearing after that type of storage is the usual solution.
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