Loud music can do more than damage your hearing – it can also cause your lungs to collapse. Experts writing in the ‘Thorax’ detail four cases where loud music fans experienced the condition, known as a pneumothorax. It is thought the intense pulses of low-frequency, high-energy sound causes the lung to rupture because air and tissue respond differently to sound. The usual risk factors for collapsed lungs are smoking, illness that has weakened the patient, chronic obstructive lung disease or use of drugs that depress alertness or consciousness, such as sedatives, barbiturates, tranquilizers, or alcohol. (more)
Low frequency sound, combined with smoke and alcohol… Damn: clubbing IS bad for your health…
I’ll try to stand not too close to the loudspeakers, not inhale any second hand smoke and stay sober next Saturday night.
Sure, Solly, sure ;-D