Years ago the “new car smell” was found to cause people to experience a sick feeling. The odor that causes the new car smell is made up of volatile organic compounds and other toxic chemicals from glues, paints, vinyl and plastics inside new cars. Those ‘gas out fumes’ can cause headaches, sore throats, nausea and drowsiness—some folks even can experience dizziness or lethargy.
Probably the most recent of these studies was conducted in February of 2012 by a non-profit group called the Ecology Center. Their “Model Year 2011/2012 Guide to New Vehicles” (which you can download in PDF format here) is unequivocal on the issue: ‘[T]hese chemicals [in new car smell] can be harmful when inhaled or ingested and may lead to severe health impacts such as birth defects, learning disabilities and cancer. Since the average American spends more than 1.5 hours in a car every day, toxic chemical exposure inside vehicles is becoming a major source of potential indoor air pollution’. 
Fast forward to the newer cars with all their electronic technology, which apparently emits electromagnetic frequencies, and we find that new car occupants experience equally-distressing symptoms such as vertigo, nausea, headaches and migraines—those ‘killer-type’ headaches.
Check out the stories about new car sicknesses that probably may be due to electromagnetic frequencies causing what’s known as electrohypersensitivity, or medically referred to as “EHS”. This site discusses EHS and its symptoms. There are primary and secondary symptoms, which everyone ought to become familiar with because of the ‘ocean’ of frequencies we are living in, plus the EMFs emitted from all smart ZigBee-chipped gadgets, specifically cell and iPhones, and utility companies’ AMI Smart Meters.
Wi-Fi in school or at work can be debilitating for those exposed to it, compromising them with EHS symptoms. Could Wi-Fi be the cause of what’s affecting the folks in the stories reported in “Carsickness complaints: Family is ‘miserable,’ company aware of concerns.”?
AMI Smart Meters retrofitted on to a home’s utilities, e.g., electric, natural gas and municipal water, also can compromise an individual with EHS .
Here’s a video regarding testing methods for EHS in individuals that explains how things are done.
However, I think if you have an older car without technology updates, you may want to hang on to it and take good care of it so it can last ‘forever’, since all the new technology in today’s cars just may not be worth the price you have to pay not only in hard-earned cash, but health-wise.
Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.
Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.
Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.
Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)
Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available