Remember when cars had interiors made of steel, hard plastic, leather or Naugahyde? Well not all progress has been better. Sure, lives have been saved because of safety advances, but read on. This is a guest blog by Donald Bush who works with the EPA and NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) developing a new "Air Conditioning" system. You may want to share this with your friends...
An Air Conditioning Alert - By Donald Bush
This one is for all to read and then share...might help save a life. Now this is very interesting! My car's manual says to roll down the windows to let out all the hot air before turning on the A/C. WHY? No wonder more folks are dying from cancer than ever before. We wonder where this stuff comes from, but here is an example that explains a lot of the cancer-causing incidents.
Many people are in their cars the first thing in the morning, and the last thing at night, 7 days a week.
Guess it's not too late to make some changes.
Please do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car. Open the windows after you enter your car and then after a couple of minutes, turn ON the AC. Here's why. According to research, the car's dashboard, seats, a/c ducts, in fact all of the plastic objects in your vehicle, emit Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin. A BIG CARCINOGEN. Take the time to observe the smell of heated plastic in your car when you open it, and before you start it up. In addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes anaemia and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure can cause Leukemia and increases the risk of some cancers. It can also cause miscarriages in pregnant women. The "acceptable" Benzene level indoors is: 50mg per sq. ft. A car parked indoors, with windows closed, will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene - 8 times the acceptable level. If parked outdoors in the sun, at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg, 40 times the acceptable level. People who get into the car, keeping the windows closed, will eventually inhale excessive amounts of the BENZENE toxin. Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidneys and liver. What's worse, it is extremely difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.
So friends, please open the windows and doors of your car - give it some time for the interior to air out -(dispel the deadly stuff) - before you enter the vehicle.
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