"After buying a vehicle, do you attempt to maintain that precious new-car scent for as long as possible? If so, you might want to rethink your ways. Read on and you will know which cars have the best health and environmental ratings
According to the Ecology Center, a regional leader that works for a safe and healthy environment, new study shows that the "good smell" in most cars is actually the scent of toxic chemicals, such as PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and BFRs (brominated flame retardants). These chemicals can be found on the steering wheel, dashboard, armrests, and seats. They are also used to make plastics flexible and interiors fire-proof, and have been linked to numerous health problems including allergies, birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity, and cancer."