Thursday, September 02, 2004

Music Will Collapse Your Lungs

Really. The medical journal Thorax reports on several cases of lung collapse resulting from loud music. From the Yahoo news story:
Reporting in the medical journal Thorax, they describe the cases of four young men who suffered a lung collapse -- technically called pneumothorax --that appeared to be triggered by loud music. Three of the men were at a concert or club when the pneumothorax occurred, while the fourth was in his car, which was outfitted with a 1,000-watt bass box because he "liked to listen to loud music."
The fourth guy's lungs collapsed because he also liked to torture the neighborhood with his music, and is an idiot. Let this be a warning to all those who hang out in the Circuit City parking lot on the weekends. Don't turn it up to 11 while you're in the car. Here's another morbidly entertaining paragraph from the Yahoo story:
Noppen said he and his colleagues suspect that loud music may damage the lungs due to its booming bass frequency, which can be felt as a vibration going through the body. The lungs may essentially start to vibrate in the same frequency as the bass, which could cause a lung to rupture.

1 comment:

RC666 said...

That's bullshit. I love loud music. I had 2, 12inch subs with a 1000 watt amp in a hachback Dodge Shadow with my seat all back(long legs not a thug) and my lungs never collapsed. Though I did get pluracy a couple days after a Slipknot show.