Model X

What you should know before ordering the Ultra White seats

edited November -1 in Model X
The ultra white seats are treated with a stain resistant coating. Such stain resistant chemicals frequently belong to a class of agents called poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) which have been associated with endocrine effects as well as links to cancers and other health disorders. Here is a link from the NIH website:

http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1509934/

Not sure what exact chemical Tesla is getting for its white seats, but most likely whatever it is belongs to this class of substances.

Here's an interesting story in the NY Times about one example of these substances, which suggests how little effective regulatory structure there is to protect the public, and how companies are able to release new substances with little to no validation of their safety.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/magazine/the-lawyer-who-became-duponts-worst-nightmare.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&src=me&WT.nav=MostEmailed

They do look nice, but I for one won't be putting my family at potential risk of getting testicular and kidney cancers.

Comments

  • edited November -1
    Another one, stop the presses.
  • edited November -1
    To quote a well intentioned regular "idiot"
  • edited November -1
    Well I guess someone had to replace Brian H as the annoying commentator.
  • edited November -1
    Your entire post is based on conjecture. The only fact is that the seats (all the seats) have some sort of stain resistant sealant. "Frequently" is not the same thing as "always" so unless you have some basis for claiming that the sealant "most likely" is an PFAS, this is just unfounded FUD.
  • edited November -1
    I'm lost here. How do you connect the ultra white seat to the articles you linked?
  • edited November -1
    I would personally suggest you keep your testicles off the seat...
  • jjsjjs
    edited November -1
    Sage advice alex.sanders. Sage advice. :)
  • edited November -1
    Don't eat the white seats. Got it!
  • edited November -1
    And don't drive in the Ludacris mode with all the windows down and a White Tesla baseball cap on..
  • jjsjjs
    edited November -1
    +1 rdalcanto - Make me laugh. Thanks.
  • edited November -1
    I think this thread belongs with the one highlighting the fact one shouldn't place their hands on he latch while the door is closing. Except that thread is common sense. This is bordering on the absurd. It's funny to read though.
  • edited November -1
    @ <b>alex.sanders</b> (January 9, 2016)

    << I would personally suggest you keep your testicles off the seat. >>

    Wise advice!

    It would even allow for truly affectionate gestures, such as kissing and licking them seats.
  • edited November -1
    Oh, I am so glad I ordered leather; this thread gave me a good laugh. In California we can't do anything, anywhere without the negative health aspect being shoved into our faces. I am surprised we don't have a touchscreen message about that every time the car is started.
  • edited November -1
    @MarkZ: It is in 7.2 for California customers is my understanding.
  • edited November -1
    Californicators, are special, spending hundreds of millions on one boondoggle after another, then wondering what happened.
  • edited November -1
    This thread, known to the State of California can cause idiocy...
  • edited November -1
    @larmorfreq,
    LOL (from a Californicator)
  • edited November -1
    OK, glad to give people some laughs. Saving some testicles and kidneys would have been even better, but what the hell.
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