Question: How Do You Get That New Car Smell??

What is ‘New Car Smell?’ –

How long does the new car smell last?

Whether you like or hate the smell of a new car the reality is that it doesn’t last long: studies have shown the chemicals that cause the distinctive scent diminish at a rate of about 20 percent a week.

Is the smell of a new car toxic?

Feb. 15, 2012 — That “new car smell” may come from toxic chemicals, according to new research. A new study suggests that new car smell comes from toxic chemicals off-gassing in a car’s interior, like brominated flame retardants (BFRs), chromium, and lead.

Why do new cars have a smell?

Robert Weitz, a certified microbial investigator and founder of RTK Environmental Group, says that the new car scent you’re smelling is actually made up of something called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. The new car smell occurs when the various materials that make up your car “outgas” and release VOCs.

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