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Old 12-18-2001, 17:29   #1 (permalink)
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Red face New car smell may actually be toxic.

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"To attract men, I wear a perfume called New Car Interior," comedian Rita Rudner once said. Now, it seems, one of the world's most iconic odours may actually lead to illness or death. Scientists at the CSIRO have discovered that new car smell may actually be toxic. The federal research agency will today release the findings of a two-year study into the famous short-lived scent. After testing three new cars - including two family sedans made in Australia - scientists "found a cocktail of volatile organic compounds, some classified as cancer-causing", the CSIRO said. The chemicals may also be behind "everyday driver experiences from headaches, nausea and drowsiness".

The report won't go down well with the government agencies spending hundreds of millions of dollars to keep the local industry afloat. While car makers weren't responding yesterday, expect the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries in Canberra to kick up a stink after a CSIRO press conference in Melbourne this morning.
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Old 12-18-2001, 17:37   #2 (permalink)
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Imagine buying a new car and not getting that new car smell, a bit of a let down.

I've got a way of to stop all these commode sales, just find an air freshener that smells like fish & chips have been in your car and place it in every new commode. Man is that a shocking smell.:s3
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nah, just sneak a few dead fish into them...that smell never leaves...hehe
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I don't care if it's toxic I say gimme more. Once you get the bug for it, it's very addictive.

Best way to kill a car is have a kiddie puke in the back. Now that's a smell that never leaves..
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Gotta love the new car smell!!!
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Old 12-18-2001, 19:36   #6 (permalink)
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Doh

I dont think I can be in a good position then!

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That's another reason why I like the older cars.

I've always hated that new car smell you get these days with all the plastics, I've always found it repulsive and sickening. Now they've proved it so....
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mmmm....love the smell of new leather.
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I can't afford a new car. ha!
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