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Health Warning !
Cancer Causing Benzene
Accumulates In Hot Car

May 21, 2009 - Updated May 5, 2010
by columnist
David Lawrence Dewey
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Health Warning - May 21, 2009
Cancer Causing Benzene Accumulates In Hot Car
Do Not Turn On A/C Immediately Upon Entering A Car
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Recent research has shown deadly levels of the carciogenic toxin Benzene accumulates in a hot car.

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.

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.

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.

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