Indoor air pollution” in homes and offices has been studied extensively in recent years--with sometimes alarming conclusions, but the health hazards lurking inside car interiors, where most Americans spend 90 minutes on average each day, have largely gone unnoticed. On January 11, 2006, the Michigan-based Ecology Center released a report entitled: “Toxic at Any Speed: Chemicals in Cars and the Need for Safe Alternatives.” In this report, researchers detail how heat and ultraviolet (UV) light can trigger the release inside cars of a number of chemicals linked to serious health problems. Chemicals used in cars to soften plastics are the primary culprits. Part of the seat cushions, armrests, floor coverings and plastic parts in most car interiors contain chemicals that are easily inhaled or ingested through contact with dust by drivers and passengers. Conventional car filters can do little to stop the smallest of the fine particles, the ones most injurious to human health, from being absorbed into the body by simply breathing.
Little is done to regulate the use of these chemicals and plastics in cars; however, something can be done to limit the breathing of the dust that carries these contaminates. With AirCare2Go you wash the car’s interior air in a water bath, just like Mother Nature does daily with the air out doors. Fill the water container with about 5 ounces of water and place in a cup holder. Plug AirCare2Go into a 12V adapter and you are ready to clean your car’s air. When the air is washed by the water bath the dust stays in the water, and fresh water washed air is distributed throughout the car’s interior. In addition, you can provide the aromatherapy benefit found most often in 5 star spas by placing a few drops of essential oils into the water. More and more time is spent commuting in our cars; isn’t it about time we did something to make the car environment healthy?