Hybrid and electric cars may be cancer-causing as they emit extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields (EMF). Recent studies of the EMF emitted by these automobiles have claimed either that they pose a cancer risk for the vehicles’ occupants or that they are safe.
Are hybrid cars dangerous?
While hybrids are the sturdier choice for drivers, they’re far more dangerous for the greener travelers – pedestrians. The fuel-efficient vehicles are 20 percent more likely to be involved in an accident with a pedestrian than a standard car.
Can Hybrid Cars Make You Sick?
The flow of electrical current to the motor that moves a hybrid vehicle at low speeds (and assists the gasoline engine on the highway) produces magnetic fields, which some studies have associated with serious health matters, including a possible risk of leukemia among children.
Is hybrid vehicle good or bad?
So owners of hybrids can expect more time in the shop and larger repair bills. Hybrids are the most gasoline efficient of all cars – they typically get 48 to 60 mpg (claimed). Not bad, but only about 20% to 35% better than a fuel efficient gasoline powered vehicle – like the Honda Civic, for example, that gets 36 mpg.