Mathew Champagne
<ul><li>Dutch researchers have suggested An hour sniffing exhaust fumes may not just give you a headache it could even alt...
<ul><li>A team at Zuyd University in the Netherlands persuaded 10 volunteers to spend an hour in a room filled either with...
<ul><li>After about 30 minutes, the brains of those in the exhaust rooms displayed a stress response on the EEG, which is ...
<ul><li>It is conceivable that the long-term effects of exposure to traffic nanoparticles may interfere with normal brain ...
<ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7288176.stm </li></ul>
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Pollution Alters Brain Function

  1. 1. Mathew Champagne
  2. 2. <ul><li>Dutch researchers have suggested An hour sniffing exhaust fumes may not just give you a headache it could even alter the way the brain function </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists have known nanoparticles reach the brain when inhaled, they have been shown to affect how we process information </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A team at Zuyd University in the Netherlands persuaded 10 volunteers to spend an hour in a room filled either with clean air or exhaust from a diesel engine. </li></ul><ul><li>They were wired up to an electroencephalograph a device that records the electrical signals of the brain. They were monitored during the period of exposure and for an hour after they left the room. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>After about 30 minutes, the brains of those in the exhaust rooms displayed a stress response on the EEG, which is indicative of a change in the way information is being processed in the brain cortex </li></ul><ul><li>This effect continued after they were no longer in the room </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>It is conceivable that the long-term effects of exposure to traffic nanoparticles may interfere with normal brain function and information processing. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7288176.stm </li></ul>
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