A member asked:

Bought new car yesterday and driving 5 hours in it today with toddler and newborn. is that new car smell dangerous to them?

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Chemical irritants: Children with chronic lung diseases such as asthma may experience a flare from strong odors, but otherwise healthy children should suffer no long term problems. Respiratory tissue irritation is possible, but can be addressed by improving ventilation in the car.

Answered 6/22/2014

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