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The Hidden Health Effects of Traffic Jams
 
 
Congested cities are fast becoming test tubes for scientists studying the impact of traffic fumes on the brain.
 
As roadways choke on traffic, researchers suspect that the tailpipe exhaust from cars and trucks—especially tiny carbon particles already implicated in heart disease, cancer and respiratory ailments—may also injure brain cells and synapses key to learning and memory.
New public-health studies and laboratory experiments suggest that, at every stage of life, traffic fumes exact a measurable toll on mental capacity, intelligence and emotional stability.
 
No one knows whether regular commuters breathing heavy traffic fumes suffer any lasting brain effect. Even if there were any chronic cognitive effect on drivers, it could easily be too small to measure reliably or might be swamped by other health factors such as stress, diet or exercise that affect the brain, experts say.
 
Recent studies indicate that breathing street-level fumes for just 30 minutes can intensify electrical activity in brain regions responsible for behavior, personality and decision-making, changes that are suggestive of stress while breathing normal city air with high levels of traffic exhaust for 90 days has been shown to change the way that genes turn on or off among the elderly; it can also leave a molecular mark on the genome of a newborn for life. 
 

Children in areas affected by high levels of emissions, on average, scored more poorly on intelligence tests and were more prone to depression, anxiety and attention problems than children growing up in cleaner air. And older men and women long exposed to higher levels of traffic-related particles and ozone had memory and reasoning problems that effectively added five years to their mental age. In addition, the emissions may also heighten the risk of Alzheimer's disease and speed the effects of Parkinson’s disease according to new research.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/11/08/hidden-health-effects-traffic-jams/#ixzz1dnsbflMG 11/8/11

 

> Dr. Iverson Comments December 2011

 
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