The scent of the new car is the scent of 'carcinogens', and the risk of carcinogenesis may increase just by smelling it for 20 minutes a day.

The 'new car scent' contains chemicals such as benzene and formaldehyde that can cause cancer, reproductive disorders, and

birth defects in children. A new study found that if you continue to drive a new car for more than 20 minutes a day, such as on a daily commute, your benzene and formaldehyde intake will exceed legal thresholds.

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'New Car Smell' Is The Scent of Carcinogens, And Even Short Trips May Overexpose Us

Many people say that they like the scent of new cars, and there are even air fresheners in the world that call it the scent of new cars , but the true identity is the scent of volatile organic compounds such as benzene and formaldehyde contained in adhesives and plastics inside cars. .. Both benzene and formaldehyde are known as carcinogens, especially benzene, which has been shown to increase the risk of developing leukemia and is known to have many adverse health effects.

A new study conducted by the University of California, Riverside is to determine the amount of carcinogens inhaled when riding a new car. The state of California regulates benzene, formaldehyde, etc. by the ' Safe Drinking Water and Hazardous Substances Enforcement Law ' enacted in 1986, but this law is only general even though the United States is known as a car society. Since it was supposed to be indoors only, the research team investigated the amount of suction under the special condition of 'inside the car'.

As a result of the investigation, it was found that although the amount of carcinogens inhaled in the car increases or decreases depending on the vehicle type, the amount of benzene and formaldehyde that are inhaled is limited by the California health authorities in just 20 minutes. In the case of California, where the average commute time in urban areas is '30 minutes,' it was concluded that more than 60% of the population could have an increased risk of cancer by more than 10%.

As a countermeasure, Aalekhya Reddam, the lead author of the treatise, advised to keep the windows open while riding to ventilate. It also advises the automotive manufacturing industry to use less harmful alternatives.

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