A Whiff of Difference

Members of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association have announced plans to reduce the use of materials that emit toxic fumes

Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Mazda intend to make their new vehicles smell better-or, if not better, then at least less toxic. The members of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association have announced plans to reduce the use of plastics, vinyls and other substances that contribute to the famous "new-car smell." Why the fuss? Because the fumes can have harmful health effects.

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