Friday, November 13, 2009

Air Conditioning in the car....you should know

Do you drive a car? I do and besides washing, filling up the car with petrol, check the air pressure of the car and some other minor stuff..... I know nothing more. Here is a piece of information and do read. Heed if you think you should. If you don't, just read but you needn't have to click 'save in the brain'.
**Please open the windows after you enter your car and do not turn ON the air-conditioning immediately. According to a research done, the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener emits Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin (carcinogen- take note of the heated plastic smell in your 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 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... & 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. Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver, and is very difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.
"When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others"** I feel very guilty not sharing this piece of information and this is the reason I'm posting it here. :o)

2 comments:

Hong said...

i saw a research done on benzene emission during a conference. Smaller cars like kancil meits very little benzene but bigger cars such as honda, toyota, MPVs emits high benzene if the sunlight is heating the car. Well luckily I'm driving a Kancil..therefore it's safer, greener and cheaper :D

Bubbles...ooo said...

TQ for this extra bit of information. Am sure many will appreciate it. There u go, doesn't mean bigger is always better, eh? Cheers.