Thursday, September 29, 2005
New car smell toxic? Well, thank God, no worries here. I'm going to stay calm until I see some research on the smell of week old half-eaten bananas and abandoned wet bathing suits. Then, maybe we'll talk.
But that unmistakable new-car smell may soon be heading the way of the rumble seat: Recent research linking it to a toxic cocktail of harmful chemicals is spurring efforts by Japanese automakers to tone down the fumes.