Most of the focus on cleaning up emissions from cars has been on cleaning up the stuff coming from the tail pipe. However, one thing that is common to all cars is that "new car smell
". One of the sources of that smell is the volatile organic compounds that are emitted from all the plastics and fabrics on the inside of a car. Some of it comes from the plasticizers used in plastics to make them softer and more pliable. These emissions can contribute to a variety of health problems including asthma and allergies. Freudenberg Nonwovens has produced new micronAir filters specifically designed to clean up the interior atmosphere of cars. The new filters have been certified by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. As people spend more time every year in their cars commuting to work and elsewhere, many automakers are working clean up the interior environment.
[Source: The Auto Channel]