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Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter This SUV

I snapped this photo of a warning sticker on the window of an SUV parked near the Forest Glen Metro:

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Overkill? The vehicle had California plates and I guess people in California need to be told that just sitting in a car or truck is dangerous. And who knows what poisons are in "new car smell."

By John Kelly  |  June 15, 2009; 9:03 AM ET
 
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Nearly every public building in California now sports a sign saying that materials in the building contain chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects. This, of course, means that the signs have no impact whatsoever, and provide no guidance to the individual as to how to minimize or avoid contact with those chemicals.

Posted by: tomtildrum | June 15, 2009 9:45 AM | Report abuse

I noticed that when I was in California last week. They really take their pollutants seriously. That is the sprngboard effect from riding bumper to bumper 24-7.

Posted by: pl48106 | June 15, 2009 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Pssst...California:

Life causes death.

Posted by: Chasmosaur1 | June 15, 2009 12:03 PM | Report abuse

What is New Car Smell? A simple, refreshing formulation of formaldehyde, naphthalene, phthalates, carbon disulfide, toluene, acetone, xylenes, 1,2,4-trimethylbenzene, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, ethylbenzene, ethylene glycol butyl ether, bromine, lead, and other heavy metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Ahhh!

See:

http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/new-car-smell/

Posted by: MikeLicht | June 15, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

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