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Research: Brain Affected By Diesel Fumes

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posted on Mar, 11 2008 @ 06:40 PM
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Research: Brain Affected By Diesel Fumes


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Inhaling diesel exhaust triggers a stress response in the brain that may have damaging long-term effects on brain function, Dutch researchers said on Tuesday.

Previous studies have found very small particles of soot, or nanoparticles, are able to travel from the nose and lodge in the brain. But this is the first time researchers have demonstrated a change in brain activity.

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posted on Mar, 11 2008 @ 06:40 PM
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These changes suggest a change in the information processing in the brain cortex. More studies are needed to determine if any long term or more permanent damage will be evident.

I would like to add, sing human test subjects like that seems a bit strange. Although it says here that they are volunteers. Who knows.

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