We do have the habit of turning ON the Air Conditioning as soon as we get into the car, but we should not do this. We need to open the windows after entering the car and turn ON the air-conditioning after a couple of minutes.
According to a research done, the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener emits Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin (Carcinogen – Responsible for the heated plastic smell in the car).
In addition to causing cancer, it poisons your bones, causes anemia, and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure will cause Leukemia, increasing the risk of cancer. It may also cause miscarriage.
Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50 mg per sq. ft. A car parked indoors with the windows closed will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene. If 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 and the people inside the car will inevitably inhale an excess amount of the toxins.
It is recommended that you open the windows and door to give time for the interior to air out before you enter. Remember, Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver, and is very difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.
Please take a note of the above points to protect yourself and your loved ones.
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