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Toxicology/Automotive Antifreeze Fumes


atheist wrote at 2009-05-07 07:33:30
I had the same problem when I started to smell antifreeze in my car, but I think that the chest cold I have could just be seasonal since most people are sick now. I do think that the heater core could add to the problem by allowing mold and or bacteria to grow in its moisture. I worked around antifreeze for many years and it never gave me chest pain or a cold ever before. I doubt its the healthiest thing but I have that fear of chemical smells Olfactophobia sometimes. Guess its natural I don't want to gas myself.

mwtzzz wrote at 2016-03-09 20:02:06
I actually had exactly the same problem with my car. I was driving around for about two months with antifreeze steam coming in through my vents. (I had taken the car a few times to the repair shop but they just didn't seem to be able to fix it). So I started wondering whether this was bad for my health or not!  


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