Monday, January 25, 2010

Gotta Love that New Car Smell

I have never owned a new car, nor have a ever been inside one to experience first hand that "new car smell," but maybe you have. Tell me, did you feel sick afterward? Because I just read the following on AOL Autos and I'm for once thrilled to drive a beat up used truck from 1991:

"...the plastics and textiles used in vehicle interiors contain a number of harmful chemicals, including antimony, bromine, chlorine, and lead. Repeated and concentrated exposure to any of these chemicals may contribute to a variety of acute and long-term health issues such as birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity, and cancer."

Are we safe from anything??

Source: Kirk Seaman @ AOL Autos

1 comment:

  1. Is there any scientific evidence showing harm from exposure to these chemicals in the car?