na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10367 posts, RR: 11 Posted (2 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 1179 times:
The US "Ecology Center" has tested the Interiors of 200 cars for poisonous fumes. 7 out of the ten worst come from Japan and Korea, one from the US (Chrysler 200) and two from Europe (VW Eos and Mini Clubman).
Fly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1153 times:
What a load of sensationalistic BS. Healthystuff.org does nothing but fuel the health freak and germophobe paranoia. The worst rated car there can't possibly be any worse than a car produced 20 years ago.
PSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3049 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1): What a load of sensationalistic BS. Healthystuff.org does nothing but fuel the health freak and germophobe paranoia. The worst rated car there can't possibly be any worse than a car produced 20 years ago.
The list is a break down of today's "polluters" in the form of material used and I agree with some of that.But it is not as bad as twenty years ago,which I also agree.
But the must overlooked indoor car pollution problem is carbon monoxide.You're at a dead stop and got an old clunker just pouring out smoke not to mention CO and you're behind it with all the windows up.Quick,put the windows down.
What do car dealers tell you that is? It's muffler leakage from your own car.Not true.
I would agree with you in that it is a pretty alarmist article. Even if cars gave off no volatile organic compounds whatsoever, we would still be exposed to them on a daily basis by out-gassing from things like new carpeting, paint, and vinyl flooring. That is not to say that VOCs are safe and aren't a hazard to your health, but cars are far from the only places you'll encounter them.