This is an important matter that you should not neglect if you are a car owner. According to a research, the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener emits Benzene, a cancer causing toxin or also known as carcinogen – take time to notice the smell of heated plastic inside your car.
The first thing you should to is to open the windows after you enter your car and please do not turn on the air con immediately.
Benzene has other effects are as follows:
It poisons your bones.
Causes anemia and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure will cause Leukemia, increasing the risk of cancer.
May cause miscarriage.
Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50 mg per sq. ft. A car parked indoors with windowsclosed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene.
If your car is parked outdoors under the sun at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level so it is very dangerous to your health.
People who get into the car, keeping windows closed will inevitably inhale, in quick succession excessive amounts of the toxin.
It is recommended that before you turn on your car A/C, you should open the windows and door to give time for the interior to vent the air out before you enter. Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver, and is very difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.