Carcinogens in Car Seats Might Bring Danger During Long Commutes

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Having a long commute could put you at increased risk of cancer due to exposure to cancerous chemicals in your car seats, a new study suggests.

It found that people who spend more time in their car have higher levels of exposure to a chemical flame retardant called TDCIPP that's used in car seats, CBS News reported.

The University of California at Riverside and Duke University study was published in the journal Environment International.

"Given that a large fraction of the human population within Southern California -- as well as other densely populated regions across the United States -- spend one or more hours commuting on a near-daily basis, our study raises concerns about the potential for chronic TDCIPP exposure within vehicles and possibly other forms of transportation," the researchers wrote, CBS News reported.

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