You know that smell when you get into a new car? That new car smell, that so many people like. Did you know that it's bad for you? What you are smelling is the offgassing of the VOC's in the components of the car interior, mostly the plastics and the fabrics. VOC's are Volatile Organic Compounds. They have been known to cause diseases such as cancer and asthma. I don't think that this is a widely known fact so I'm spreading the word.
This is why I think the cruiseline commercial that talks about "new ship smell" is just plain stupid.