publication . Article . 2010

The Automobiles as Indoors.

Songul Acar Vaizoglu; Bekir Kaplan; Cagatay Guler;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2010 Journal: TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin, volume 9, page 665 (issn: 1303-734X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: ScopeMed Publishing
In this review we aimed to attract attention to toxic chemicals in cars and their effect on health. People spend most of their times in indoors such as houses, workplaces, malls, sport centers, train, transportation vehicles (train, plane, cars). In US, citizens spend nearly 100 minutes in cars per day. There are safety problems in cars except than seatbelt and airbag. Some of these are seats, furnishing, cushions for arm and head, floor covering, accessories and plastic parts. In a study conducted in Japan, more than 160 volatile organic compounds (VOC) had been determined in new cars and a three years old car. Some of the pollutants are formaldehyde, toluen, x...
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