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Offline tomterp

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Re: The Garage
« Reply #100: September 25, 2015, 01:46:17 PM »
If particulate matter matters.

Seriously though, I've wanted a Golf with the 1.8L turbo gasser. I'll bet I can get a deal...

Sure, it matters as much as any pollutant.

They are of health concern because they easily reach the deepest recesses of the lungs.
Batteries of scientific studies have linked particulate matter, especially fine particles (alone or in combination with other air pollutants), with a series of significant health problems, including:

Premature death;

Respiratory related hospital admissions and emergency room visits;

Aggravated asthma;

Acute respiratory symptoms, including aggravated coughing and difficult or painful breathing;

Chronic bronchitis;

Decreased lung function that can be experienced as shortness of breath; and

Work and school absences.