That new car smell can be appealing to some who aim to get their cars smelling like brand new, with that distinct odor, but in reality, is new car smell bad for you? That new car smell comes from an amalgam of chemicals, some of which can be quite toxic. The new car smell is composed of various solvents, adhesives, plastics, rubbers, and fabrics used in the car construction process. Many of these chemicals in which are used contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be potentially dangerous in large quantities. Jeff Gearhart, Research Director of the Ecology Center in the US state of Michigan, said that the new car smell is ‘a chemical cocktail made up of lots of toxins, with over 200 chemical compounds found in vehicles’. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20160315-is-new-car-smell-bad-for-your-health), long-term exposure to some of these toxic chemicals- benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, and heavy metals- can lead to potential hormonal disruption, reproductive problems, and liver damage.
The danger comes from a new car. New cars produce the new car smell that comes from the off-gassing of these chemicals used in your vehicle. This is when components are still unstable and release chemical vapors into the air. These chemical vapors will lead to possible sensitivities that are present in some individuals who cannot even be around this smell. What do you do when this happens, and the thought of getting into your vehicle makes you sick? Having EnviroKlenz on hand can help you to eliminate not only the odors but the VOCs.
How to Remove New Car Smell? EnviroKlenz was designed with those with chemical sensitivities in mind, as the patented earth mineral technology works to remove and neutralize odors, chemicals, and VOCs at the source. When you are left dealing with a pungent new car smell using the EnviroKlenz Everyday Odor Eliminator will be the best in eliminating the odors and chemicals. Simply place the product in a spray bottle, 1-part product to 4-parts water, and spray on any water-safe surface in your car (be sure not to use this product on leather seats). Allow for the product to sit on the upholstery and carpeting mats for 10 to 15 minutes, and then come behind with an extractor or vacuum once it is dry.
If you also have odors coming out of your air conditioner, treating the air could be important. The EnviroKlenz Odor Eliminating Pad is perfect to use in your car, as it can be cut to be a filter or simply placed below your seat in the direction of your air flow.