Shocking Toxins Inside Automobiles. Everyone knows that stepping into an automobile carries some risk. Most people worry about the potential for a car accident or a mechanical failure. But few realize that there is another aspect of driving that is also hazardous. Cars are a unique environment that are much different than the interior of a home. For example, researchers at the Ecology Center in Michigan discovered that heat and ultraviolet light could trigger the release of chemicals within cars that cause birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity and premature births. These harmful chemicals come from chemicals that are used to soften plastics in cars….