My wife has owned a Hybrid car for the last 5 years or so. The car is a Toyota Prius and it is a lovely car and the second one we’ve bought. It has enough room in it to stack at least five 55″ flat screen TV’s in their boxes and the solar panels on the roof run a completely separate electrical system that automatically comes on when the car is stationary in the hot sun to keep the interior cool which is very important in South Florida. We love these little cars but unfortunately, after what I experienced today we’ll be trading it in for a standard gasoline Toyota as soon as possible.
The thing is, electric and Hybrid cars are dangerous for your health and I had to find this out the hard way.
First I need to disclose that I have an ailing heart. Part of my heart is enlarged and so isn’t one of my arteries. I have been aware of this for 10 years and I have already survived 4 years longer than my doctor thought was my best case scenario. I also have osteoarthritis and a very mild case of leukemia. Consequently, my body is pretty sensitive to things like heat (I can’t be outside more than a few minutes because Florida is a sweltering hell hole).
Today my wife and I took the 1-hour drive to Miami to meet a dog we are seriously considering adopting. The temperature in the car was a crispy 72 degrees just like my home always is and everything was going just fine until we were about a mile away from our destination. Suddenly I was grasping the right side of my chest and I was in so much pain I thought I had only moments to live. I began massaging my chest and it mostly passed just before we got to the location. but every time I tried to lift my right arm the pain came right back (heart attacks come from the left side so it wasn’t that).
Once I got out of the car I popped a couple of aspirin assuming it was the old ticker.
During the visit with the dog, I was fine. It was a 1 1/2 year old Husky and very energetic and the whole time the dog wanted to play with me and so we did. We were there for 45 minutes to an hour and then we headed home. Halfway home the pain returned again and since traffic was scarce I had only been in the car for 20 minutes or so. So for the rest of the trip, I spent holding my chest and messaging it hoping to make it home. It was so bad I was going to tell my wife to take me to the hospital but by then my wife informed me we had already passed Glades road and I didn’t want to freak her out.
We finally made it home and as soon as I got away from the car I started getting better. By the time I made it inside the house I was fine again. It was then that I realized that our car had come very close to killing me, twice. Suddenly my wife coming home from her 30-minute drive from work feeling sick and tired started making sense.
Being the research junky that I am I started looking for the health effects of hybrid cars. I couldn’t possibly be the only one having health issues because of my car and what I learned was that EMF exposure was likely the cause. Think about it you’re in a car covered in lead batteries which naturally give off an electric field especially when the car is operating.
If you currently own a hybrid or battery operated car I would suggest that you sell it immediately. Your health and the health of your passengers aren’t worth risking for better gas mileage or environmental concerns.
Please share this with as many people as you can. I’m gonna miss that little car but I’ll be dammed if I let it kill me.