Honda Civic is Actually Healthy for You
There's nothing in the world like that new car smell. Unfortunately, that odor is actually toxic. What most consumers don't realize is that the freshly manufactured vehicle scent you're sniffing might actually be chemical fumes used to create the car's interior.
Jeff Gearhart, Research Director at the Ecology Center, explains, "Research shows that vehicle interiors contain a unique cocktail of hundreds of toxic chemicals that off-gas in small, confined spaces."1
As terrifying as this might sound, Markley Honda does have good news for Honda drivers. In order to bring awareness to this issue, the Ecology Center tested over 200 popular vehicles to see which ones gave off the most toxic fumes. What did they find? The 2012 Honda Civic made it to the bottom of the list. This means that it contains the lowest amount of interior chemicals and therefore is the healthiest car for you!
More specifically, researchers gave the Civic a score of .46 which signifies that the Honda model does not have any bromine-based flame retardants (BFR) and uses PVC-free interior materials. For those who might not be familiar with these chemicals, exposure to both BFR and PVC can lead to various health issues.
So, what's the lesson here? Think twice before strongly inhaling that new car scent and air out your vehicle first. Of course, you can also choose to purchase a Honda Civic or any other healthy new Honda model and then you won't have to worry about toxins at all. For more vehicle-related health and safety information, feel free to contact Markley Honda anytime or stop by 3401 South College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80525 in person.