When we sit in our car and turn on the engine, we often, without thinking, turn on the A/C. Every time we do this, we put our health, and the health of the people around us, in danger.
This occurs because when we leave our car outside, we always close the windows. But even when we leave the car in a shade, it can accumulate 400-800 mg of benzene.
If you park the car in the sun, in a temperature higher than 16 degrees Celsius, the level of benzene can reach 2000-4000 mg, which is 40 times more than the permitted level.
By sitting in a car that had closed windows, people inhale the benzene, not knowing that this toxin affects the kidneys, the liver and the bone tissue. Furthermore, it takes a lot of time and effort for our organisms to eliminate it.
The carsâ€™ manuals state that we should open the carâ€™s windows before turning on the A/C, but they donâ€™t explain why, except that it is good for the performance of the car.
The results of the research show that before it starts to cool the air, the air conditioner ejects all the heated air out, and with it â€“ the benzene, a toxin that causes cancer.
Therefore, when you sit in your car, even if you donâ€™t notice any smell of a heated plastic, open the windows for a few minutes and then turn on the A/C. And when you turn on the car, leave the windows open for a few more minutes.
Continue practicing this habit while you are in your car in order to protect your organism from toxins, because the consequences can be extremely tragic.