So, you've just started shopping for a new car. And you really want to find a car that's easy on the environment. Obviously, the first thing you look at is fuel economy - so you know that the 2012 Honda Civic gets an EPA-estimated 32-mpg combined.* But, did you know that it also boasts one of the healthiest interiors?
It's true. Back in 2006, HealthyStuff.org started investigating all of the things that make up the much-loved new-car smell. What they found was shocking, to say the least. Jeff Gearhart, Research Director at Ecology Center says, "Research shows that vehicle interiors contain a unique cocktail of hundreds of toxic chemicals that off-gas in small, confined spaces. Since these chemicals are not regulated, consumers have no way of knowing the dangers they face."1
How can you tell if your vehicle is toxic? The stronger the new-car smell, the more toxic the interior.
But it's not all bad. Since they've started their research, automakers like Honda have been working very hard to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals they use in their vehicles. And, in this year's study, HealthyStuff found that none of the materials used in the vehicle contained dangerous bromine-based flame retardants or PVC-based plastics. In fact, it's the safest car interior out there. And, the 2012 Honda CR-Z follows closely behind.
That's right, you can come down and see us at Tameron Honda, 1675 Montgomery Hwy Birmingham, AL 35216, and take a seat in pretty much any of our new Honda models and take a deep breath without worrying about those pesky chemicals.
Contact us today to arrange your test drive, or give us a call at (888) 818-7545.
Source: 1http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504763_162-57378591-10391704/new-car-smell-is-toxic-study-says-which-cars-are-worst/*Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.