Um, people try on clothes and shoes and likely helmets at stores, employees don't burn them afterwards.
Ben used my helmet once, and didn't puke or catch cooties, as far as I know. Not any new cooties, at least.
Just giving an alternative. And I'm pretty picky about smelly people type stuff. If it smelled like anything except new helmet, I would have been less than happy.
At Walmart a month ago, I used one of the baskets to shop, and afterwards I got in my car. My hands had old man stink on them from the previous user of the basket. Even after washing my hands numerous times, it didn't come off. I hate old man stink.