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Old 06-18-2013, 03:31 PM
Anfänger Anfänger is offline
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Originally Posted by edbiology View Post
Why not just open all the windows. I usually use my remote key to open the windows before I get into the car in hot weathers. I don't care about the temperature. But the plastic parts in the car releases benzene, which is a strong cancer causing agent, in hot weather to a concentration thats way above the safety level.
It makes sense to err on the side of caution when considering the merits of any reported health risk, but my understanding it that there is no credible evidence for excessive benzene levels in cars. The most directly relevant study (Buters JT et al (2007) Toxicity of parked motor vehicle indoor air. Environ Sci Technol. 41(7):2622-9.) reached this conclusion: "Our investigations indicated no apparent health hazard of parked motor vehicle indoor air."
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