Cancer: Brought to You by the Internets

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So this morning I read, and then linked from Streetsblog, a story about how the mythologized "new car smell" is actually caused by a mixture of potentially carcinogenic toxins. A short while later the ad pictured above showed up at the bottom of an incoming e-mail.

Guess they’re still working the kinks out of that whole targeted marketing thing.

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