Car A/C (Air Conditioning) **MUST READ!!!

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    > **Please do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car**.*
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    > *Open the windows after you enter your car and turn ON the AC after a
    > couple of minutes.**
    > *
    > *Here's why*:
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    > *According to a research, the car dashboard, sofa, air freshener emit
    > Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin(carcinogen - take time to observe the smell
    > of heated plastic in your car).**
    > *
    > *In addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes anemia
    > and reduces white blood cells.**
    > *
    > *Prolonged exposure will cause Leukemia, increasing the risk of cancer.**
    > *
    > *Can also cause miscarriage.**
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    > Acceptable Benzene level indoors is 50mg per sq.ft. *A car parked indoors
    > with 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.**
    > *
    > *People who get into the car, keeping windows closed will inevitably inhale,
    > in quick succession, excessive amounts of the toxin.**
    > *
    > *Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidney and liver... What's worse, it
    > is extremely difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.**
    > *
    > So friends, please open the windows and door of your car - give time for
    > interior to air out -dispel the deadly stuff - before you enter.
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    > *Thought*:
     
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    Or just roll down the windows and don't use AC at all.
     
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    But this is the only way I can get my recommended daily allowance of Benzene.
     
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    This is why is pays to walk.
    One can only be exposed to:
    Sulfur Dioxide, Ozone, Particulate matter,Nitrogen Oxides, Lead, AND.
    This List:
    Original list of hazardous air pollutants | Technology Transfer Network Air Toxics Web site | US EPA

    Wow, I think the inside of the car is safer! :eek: To the OP.. GOOD POST BTW
    OH, P.S. And make it a habit to turn off the A/C prior to arriving at your destination to allow the fan to purge much of the moisture out of the ducts where mold and mildew can thrive.
     
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    Most people roll down the windows to get rid of some of the heat...drive for a ways then after the AC starts kicking in they roll them up.
     
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    Can't Obama just ban benzene ?
     

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