Dangerous Automotive Chemicals

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  1. SRT-Tom

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    In the August 2019 issue of Car & Driver, an article appeared entitled "Poison Control- Your Vehicle is Out to Hurt You."

    The article five dangerous chemicals that can have serious health effects due to prolonged, careless use. These deadly chemicals are:

    1. Asbestos- Found in older vehicles' clutches, brakes, insulation and sound deadening mats. It can affect the lungs, heart and abdomen and lead to mesothelioma.

    2. Gasoline- Contains benzene- a carcinogen, and toluene- can affect the liver, kidneys and central nervous system.

    3. Brake Fluid- Diethylene glycol can attack the brain, liver and kidneys.

    4. Maganese- Welding fumes can damage internal organs.

    5. Lead Dust- Lead dust, which can cause heart, bone, kidney, intestine reproductive, nervous and immune system problems, can be generated by welding and working with batteries and radiators.
     
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    Lesson;
    Don’t eat your car!!!
     
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    Yea, but I love it when those Health Nuts get hit by a BUS
    While out jogging
     
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    I agree that the health nuts sometimes go overboard, but the danger is real.

    My father got non-Hoskins Lymphoma (throat and tongue cancer), by inadvertently inhaling Chlordane (an insect spray that is now banned). Luckily, through chemo and radiation, it went into remission.
     
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    Very true, some rattle can spray paint is extremely toxic. I always use a respirator when using that....