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Alves-Pereira, Mariana; Joanaz de Melo, João; and Castelo Branco, Nuno
Vibroacoustic Disease – The Response of Biological Tissue to Low-Frequency Noise
Summary BACKGROUND: Vibroacoustic disease (VAD) is a systemic pathology caused by excessive exposure to low frequency noise (LFN). Until 1987, it was thought that the pathological effects of excessive LFN exposure were limited to the realm of cognitive and neurological disturbances. After the autopsy findings in a deceased VAD patient, it became clear that LFN impinges on the entire body, particularly the cardio-respiratory systems. In 1992, rodents were exposed to LFN, and the respiratory tract was studied through scanning and . . . Complete article »
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