I gritted my teeth today and sunk $13,500 into a new 2005 Ford Focus Wagon. My 1994 Jeep Cherokee is great but the mileage stinks. The Ford Wagon is the highest MPG in its class - 34 MPG HWY and 28 City.
But the bummer news - the new car smell.
According to this article, Volvo has the least number of toxic chemicals and Ford has the lowest toxins measured in a new car. So that makes me feel somewhat better.
I and my family are taking a solvent removing supplement to help deal with the extra toxic load. You should as well.
A great way to speed the process of removing the toxic gases:
- Turn the heat on full blast while car is idling and you're not in it.
- Let run for 1 hr or so.
- Turn off car.
- Open all doors and hatches and air it out.
- Repeat as often as you can.
- The beauty of summer - it will do this for you - just remember to air it out.
Drive with the windows open - even if you're cold. Get some fresh air in
Read the Ecology Center's report here:
'New Car Smell': Includes Toxins
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