Gallery: New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the Lis...


Many car buyers love that “new car smell” that comes with their brand new rides, but the chemicals that give off that “pleasant” scent are actually quite toxic. According to a new study by the Ecology Center, many of the chemicals that are used for parts of a car’s interior can cause health problems like allergies, birth defects and cancer. The Ecology Center tested over 200 of the most popular 2011- and 2012-model vehicles for chemicals that off-gas from parts such as the steering wheel, dashboard, armrests and seats and in its fourth consumer guide to toxic chemicals in cars at they found that the 2012 Honda Civic was the least toxic car on their list and the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport was the most toxic.

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1 Comment

  1. feline74 February 16, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    I suppose it’s a good thing I’ve always bought used:P

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