Air quality worse in cars

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Thursday, October 20, 2005
By Yokota Fritz

According to Robert Baker, president of the non-profit U.S. Indoor Air Quality Association, the air inside cars to be more contaminated than the air outside, even in urban areas. "The air in an indoor space does not clean itself, unlike the outdoors, where air travels."

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Besides that, the plastics inside of cars can emanate up to 35 times the health limit set for volatile organic chemicals in cars in Japan, making its enjoyment akin to glue-sniffing.

Oof. Maybe it's time to get outside and enjoy some of the fresh autumn air.

Via Treehugger.

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