Top 10 Most Toxic Cars

Top 10 Most Toxic Cars
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10. Mini Cooper S Clubman

Cars can be bad for your health, and we’re not just talking about tailpipe emissions. The Ecology Center has published a list of the least and worst toxic vehicles from 2011-2012 after testing 205 different models with the aid of an x-ray fluorescence analyzer.

The tests consisted of scanning interior components such as the seats, dashboard, carpets, headliner, and door trim, and identifying the elements in each material. Based on the size of the item and the amount of contact a person would have with it, the numbers were crunched and the car given a score from a scale of 1-5, with a low score showing the chemicals being tested for weren’t detected, while a 5 would indicate high levels of the chemicals were detected.

Items commonly found in car components include elements like bromine, chlorine, antimony, mercury and lead.

Coming in as the 10th worst pick is the MINI Cooper S Clubman with an overall score of 2.84. The Cooper S Clubman is the MINI for those that wish to have a little more room than the standard Coopers. The Clubman is 9.4 inches longer overall than the standard MINI with a 3.2-inch longer wheelbase.

  • Vince

    where can i see the toxic reports for other cars

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TERA5FAOGFXVFYRXINCU3NXVLQ Aussie Aspie

    I’d suggest by far the most toxic car, or rather the car whose drivers and fans are the most toxic, would be the Nissan Skyline GTR … the way they rant, beat their chests and pump their fists, you’d think they invented the wheel!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TERA5FAOGFXVFYRXINCU3NXVLQ Aussie Aspie

    I’d suggest by far the most toxic car, or rather the car whose drivers and fans are the most toxic, would be the Nissan Skyline GTR … the way they rant, beat their chests and pump their fists, you’d think they invented the wheel!

  • Hemant Jatana

    i like honda car