The smell of a new car may be bannedSeptember 14, 2020
Many car owners will agree that a new car has its own special smell. It is created by volatile organic compounds. There are eight of them in total and all of them were called harmful.
Large-scale campaigns are underway in various countries to tighten the rules governing the presence of volatile organic compounds in coatings and materials. Many of them can negatively affect human health.
According to Autocar, the smell of a new car may be included in the list of prohibited in the near future. We feel it when we first sit in the salon. This specific aroma is formed by eight components: acetaldehyde, acrolein, benzene, ethylbenzene, formaldehyde, styrene, toluene and xylene. Such a mixture can make a person dizzy and tired, provoke shortness of breath, nausea, or eye irritation.
All these volatile organic compounds cannot self-destruct. They evaporate, and then are absorbed again, and this process depends on the sun’s rays.
The South Korean Ministry of Transport became interested in this issue after more than half of 800 car owners who bought a new car complained about the deterioration of health due to a specific smell in the car interior. The Celestial Empire has long formulated a set of recommendations concerning the assessment of air quality in transport (2012). They will receive mandatory status next year. They are going to introduce their own law regulating this sphere in Europe.
Earlier, AutoTimesNews said that the owners of the Hyundai Palisade crossover began to complain about an unpleasant smell in the cabin. Clients of the brand in the USA faced this problem. An extraneous aroma, according to the observations of car owners, appears after thousands of kilometers.
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