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Poisonous Car Interiors Results

Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:41 pm

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).


Links:
http://www.ecocenter.org/press-relea...elps-consumers-avoid-major-source-

(in German):
http://www.bild.de/auto/auto-news/in...lien-gesundheit-22670046.bild.html
 
Fly2HMO
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RE: Poisonous Car Interiors Results

Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:37 pm

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.
 
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RE: Poisonous Car Interiors Results

Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:20 pm

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.

[Edited 2012-02-17 12:26:08]
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trav110
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RE: Poisonous Car Interiors Results

Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:06 am

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 1):
What a load of sensationalistic BS.

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.

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