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Is Your New Car Smell Harming You?

IS YOUR NEW CAR SMELL HARMING YOU? DANGEROUS CHEMICALS in your new car Toxic chemicals from your car aren't limited to tailpipe 35 17 82 emissions. Toxic chemicals are used in the manufacturing of interior parts as well. Br čI Pb Bromine Chlorine Lead Br Pb Pb PЫ Br Pb HARMFUL EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL INHALATION Bromine 35 Br thyroid problems, learning and memory impairment, decreased fertility, behavioral changes 17 Chlorine ČI decreased fertility, pre- term deliveries, and damage to the liver, testes, thyroid, ovaries, kidneys, and blood cells. Lead and heavy metals (includes antimony, chromium, cobalt, etc.) 82 Pb brain damage, and problems with the kidneys, blood, nerves, and reproductive system. TOP 5 SAFEST CARS OVERALL 35 17 82 Pb RATING CI CAR NAME Br 0/5 Nissan Cube Krom 0.7 0.6 0.0 0.0 Pontiac G5 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 Honda Accord 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.5 Chevy Cobalt 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 Toyota Corolla 0.7 0.6 0.3 0.0 ** Ratings were given by on 2009 models. Overall rating includes readings of other chemicals not listed here. TOP 5 HARMFUL CARS OVERALL 35 17 82 Br PЫ CAR NAME CI RATING 0/5 Chevy Aveo 4.8 4.8 0.3 14.3 Mitsubishi Eclipse 4.7 4.4 2.4 0.5 Hyundai Tucson 4.1 3.7 0.6 8.8 Mitsubishi Ecl. Spyder 3.9 2.8 2,4 0.5 Volkswagen Jetta 3.9 2.4 4.7 0.3 ** Ratings were given by on 2009 models. Overall rating includes readings of other chemicals not listed here. HELPFUL TIPS TO AVOID CHEMICAL INHALATION Dust in your car can be loaded with contaminants, like flame retardants from the seat cushions. Vacuum it out with a HEPA filter that will rid 1. your vehicle of chemical-filled dust. Avoid parking in the sun, which can heat the chemical-filled plastics in your car, and cause them to become airborne 2. Do your research before you buy, in order to avoid an expensive car cleanse. Until new legislation is passed that reforms the out-dated Toxic Substances Control Act, the EPA only requires testing of 200 of the more than 80,000 chemicals on the market. 3. Walking is a great way to prevent chemical exposure, as air quality in your car is worse than outside of it. suggests that car owners spend less time inside of their cars. 4. Sources: files/2007/03/healthycarorg_t.php

Is Your New Car Smell Harming You?

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Is that "new car smell" actually harmful to your health? This infographic investigates the possibility that that smell is caused by toxic chemicals found throughout your car.




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