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by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition
This NPR report discusses brain damage from concussive blasts when shoulder-fired rockets are launched. This isn’t surprising. An animal study reported structural, genetic, and biochemical changes in rat brains when they were exposed to loud noise.
Most civilians aren’t exposed to blast injuries, but we are exposed to lots of noise.
The Marines discussed in this study didn’t have a choice about noise exposure.
Remember: If it sounds too loud, it IS too loud