Question by  DudeMann (40)

Are car fumes dangerous?

I mean, I know you can't lock yourself in a garage with your car running, but are they dangerous otherwise?


Answer by  Darry (3853)

Car fumes are dangerous when inhaled because the fumes take the place of oxygen in your blood. A few breaths of car fumes will not kill you but prolonged exposure can cause hypoxia, a dangerous lack of oxygen in the system.


Answer by  lefete (86)

Because they are dangerous in enclosed spaces, it is easy to say they are also dangerous in unenclosed spaces- the toxins emitted will accumulate in your body if inhaled.


Answer by  kevincai96 (669)

In open air, they can't affect you. The wind will simply blow them away. It's that simple. When you're in a small space, you concentrate them. Otherwise, no.


Answer by  HawaiianGirl (6906)

If you are in an open area the car fumes are ok, but if possible you would not want to be around car fumes for the long term effects.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Yes, car fumes can turn lethal very quickly. Cars also put out other fumes that can make you sick such as anti freeze fumes. Carbon monoxide is released when a car sits and idles and in an enclosed place can overcome you before you know it.

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