Poisonous chemicals could be used in car dashboards

Leon Poultney
Poisonous chemicals could be used in car dashboards
Poisonous chemicals could be used in car dashboards

A new study by the World Health Organisation has revealed that a chemical used to soften plastics in many everyday items - including car trim - could cause breast cancer, asthma, infertility and birth defects.

The chemicals known as phthalates can be found in things like cosmetics, children's toys and interior plastics of cars – including steering wheels and dashboards.