Jakarta - Currently the campaign use of environmentally friendly cars continues voiced by the environmentalists. In addition to the depletion of fossil fuels, the combustion engine car is also bad for the environment.
However, the proffered reason health experts are not less important. The study Ohio State University and the Davis Heart and Lung Research Group as reported thegreencarwebsites.co.uk, Wednesday, July 13, 2011, stating there are some serious impacts to the health of the car that is not environmentally friendly.
The effect was, among others:
1.Gangguan function in the brain.
The results of a recent study conducted at Ohio State University, Ohio, United States, showed that exposure to automobile exhaust emissions particulate matter (PM 2.5) can lead to malfunctioning of some organs in the brain. Abnormalities that cause a decline in learning ability, decreased memory ability, and even cause depression.
Research conducted Davis Heart and Lung Research Group of the rats exposed to pollution from gas emissions of the car shows that rodents experiencing inflammation in his body. Animals also showed symptoms of high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. "Mice exposed to pollution also decreased the number of cells in their skin," the statement of the institution.
2. Decreased contractile ability of the body.
When a person inhaling CO2 gas combustion engine in a moderate dose though, will experience a disruption in the ability of calcium and phosphorus metabolism. When the CO2 content in the soft tissues of the body, the person will experience a disruption in kontraktilnya.
According to research two institutions that, if CO2 reaches one percent of the existing air around people, it can cause drowsiness. If levels were reached 2 percent will have an impact as a mild narcotic substances, thus increasing blood pressure.
"When levels reach 5 percent can cause stimulation of the respiratory system, causing dizziness and confusion," reads a statement the agency.
If levels it reached 8 percent, people who breathe it will experience headaches, tremors, and even loss of consciousness.
With regard to CO2 emissions, the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) United States set a gas exposure on the adult body that should not be more than 0.5 percent.
3. Triggering of infant mortality and cancer.
Besides CO2, emissions of gases of combustion in vehicle engines also produce other elements such as nitrogen dioxide and hidrokrabon. The results of University of California, San Diego, showed no relationship between NO2 levels and sudden infant death syndrome.
The study proves the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome increases as levels of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide increases. The risk of infant mortality due to both gas emission was nearly 2-fold risk of exposure to tobacco smoke.
On the other hand, the existence of two gas and hydrocarbons from vehicle exhaust emissions can trigger asthma but also cause cancer of the respiratory tract. The incidence rate or prevalence of cancer cases caused by gas emissions is much greater than any other cause.