Is Car Exhaust More Dangerous Than Second-Hand Smoke...

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@twoey68 (13695)
April 8, 2008 10:21am CST
Car Exhaust... - Car Exhaust...
I responded to a discussion this morning concerning second-hand smoke and how dangerous it is. In answering it, another question came to mind. If second-hand smoke is so dangerous and ppl are so afraid of getting poisoned then why are they not going after carmakers. After all exhaust fumes put out way more toxins then a cigarette does and having lived in Dallas and been in traffic jams you can get downright sick from the overwhelming amount of fumes. As I pointed out in the other discussion, if you sit two ppl in a garage and one is smoking the worst that will happen to the non-smoker is maybe some eye irritation from the cigarette smoke. If you sit two ppl in a garage with a car running and the exhaust blowing into the garage your gonna have two dead bodies before long. It would seem that car exhaust is much more dangerous then second-hand cigarette smoke. Last night I read an article about a couple that sued a woman for smoking in her apartment claiming that the second-hand smoke was seeping out into the spacious hallway and poisoning their 4 year old son however they live in the city right near all kinds of transportation that add exhaust to the air. I grew up with smokers and Hubby is one as well and my lungs are in great shape. I don’t smoke but I’m certainly around it and haven’t seen any ill effects from it. What about the new laws making it child abuse to smoke if you have a kid in the car? Is this just ppl bullying other ppl to try to get their own way or is it a legitimate complaint? If you have any legitimate links that you think would shine some light on this, by all means share them. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~