An email message from a friend;
Open the windows after you enter your car and turn ON the air-conditioning after a couple of minutes.
According to a research done, the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener emits Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin (carcinogen – take note of the heated plastic Smell in your car).In addition to causing cancer, it poisons your bones, causes anemia, and reduces white blood cells.
Prolonged exposure will cause Leukemia, increasing the risk of cancer. May also cause miscarriage.
Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50 mg per sq. ft… A car parked indoors with the windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene.. If parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level… & the people inside the car will inevitably inhale an excess amount of the toxins.
It is recommended that you open the windows and door to give time for the interior to air out before you enter. Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver, and is very difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.
‘When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.’ – Chinese Proverb.
Beware of the “New Car Smell”
Admittedly, “new car smell” gives one a euphoric feeling. As it happens, though, there’s more in those fumes than the excitement of owning new wheels. Scientific Instrument Services (SIS) identified over 100 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air inside a brand-new Lincoln Continental. (SIS took three air samples, at different times of day and at different temperatures, on one summer day and one fall day.)
The chemicals in the fumes include toluene and styrene, which can damage the human brain and nervous system and liver, and benzene, a known human carcinogen. SIS found that the high concentration of VOCs–along with the new car smell–declined after two months, but the chemical levels rose when the temperature increased.
Inside Air Emissions
The gases (carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxides) and particles that global warming and smog create can make it difficult to breathe and can increase the risk for heart disease and cancer. “It is our best estimate that more people are being killed by air pollution from traffic than from traffic crashes,” says Carnegie Mellon University professor Devra Lee Davis, co-author of a study on the immediate health benefits of reducing greenhouse gases, particularly auto emissions, in the August 2001 Science. Exhaust pollutants can also pose a danger in garages, inside cars, and even inside the home.