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A 51-year-old female asked:

While driving on main thoroughfare we smelled a strong burning smell like rubber in the air. not sure where it came from as many stores and traffic in area. opened window but smell was in air so we closed. concerned about inhaling toxins in car?

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Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Airway irritation : Even though these fumes would irritate your airwa, there should be no lasting effect. However, if you experience worsening cough or difficulty breathing, you should see a physician right away for a face-to-face evaluation.

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