Effect of Prolonged Exposure to Exhaust Smoke on Health

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Exhaust Smoke Increase Pressure to Human Brain

Toxicology research in University Zuyd, Dutch has discovered that short exposure to vehicle exhaust smoke is enough to increase the pressure to the human brain.

The research output has shown that fine particles (nanoparticles) in exhaust smoke which were being inhaled will cause changes to the brain activity.

The study was carried out by monitoring the brain activity of two groups of volunteers exposed to either clean air or exhaust smoke for an hour using electroencephalograph (EEG) equipment.

Volunteers who were exposed to exhaust smoke started to indicate stress on the brain cortex after 30 minutes of exposure.

The density of exhaust smoke used in the test is equal to the maximum density faced by the public in a busy street.

The impact of prolonged exposure to exhaust smoke is not fully ensured but is claimed to may interferes with the normal brain function including the ability to process new information.

Apart from that, chronic exposure to exhaust smoke also may cause oxidative pressure that already been linked to brain disease such as Parkinson and Alzheimer disease.

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