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Old 06-18-2013, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Anfänger View Post
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."
Haha I admit my claim isn't based on any proven or published scientific data. But it's true that benzene is a carcinogen, and plastic under high temperature does release variety of harmful fumes. It is reasonable to assume that these fume would increase concentrate in a parked car in a prolonged time period.

As a scientist myself, I know not every published report can be trusted. For example, tobacco companies have published many papers in the past showing smoking can provide various of positive effect to human health.
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