If you are like me, there is nothing quite like that “new car smell” that greets you as you climb into a brand new car. While this aroma is quite pleasurable, it may be hazardous to your health. According to WebMD a recent study suggests that the “new car smell” comes from a deadly concoction of new glues, trim pieces, and fabrics. While researchers have not made any hard conclusions, researches have found that prolonged exposure to such smells may lead to potential health complications.
WebMD also reported that of all new cars, the top two cars with the least chemical concentrations are the Honda Civic and the Toyota Prius. The two cars with the highest chemical concentrations are the Mitsubishi Outlander and Chrysler 200.
More details are sure to come but one must wonder what exactly is making those smells?