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New car smell is bad for the health of its owner

April 26 2007

Researchers at the Ecology Center in Berkeley found that might smell of new cars inside the cabin is harmful to health.

Scientists have found that substances such as bromine, chlorine and lead may be present in the fumes in the cabin, not only in the first days after the purchase, but over the next three years.

The most dangerous of the test car was a Chevy Aveo, Express and Silverado; Hyundai Accent; Kio Rio and Spectra; Nissan Versa; Scion xB; Subaru Forester and the Suzuki Forenza.

Also, scientists have named the ten most safest cars: Acura RDX; BMW X3; Chevrolet Cobalt; Chrysler PT Cruiser; Honda Odyssey; Nissan Frontier; Suzuki Aerio wagon; Toyota Matrix; and Volvo S40 and V50. Battery News reported.

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