Posts with the tag “oxygen”
Understanding Oxygen Toxicity
June 29th, 2023
The body is clever because it has some in- built protective defence systems, called antioxidants, who’s function it is to hunt down and clean up these destructive ROS. The most powerful antioxidant ca...
Kaboom!....The Big Oxygen Safety Issue
March 1st, 2023
Mirko suffered first, second and third-degree burns to 40% of his body in the resulting fire. Once outside, people rushed to him, and he realised that he needed to cool down his burnt skin. He acquire...
Decompression, Stage, and Bailout Cylinders
January 2nd, 2023
Generally, divers should always abide by their training agency’s recommendations and stay within the scope of their training to help ensure that every dive is as safe as possible. Divers should strive...
UNCERTAINTY AFTER DIVING: Case Report and Recommendations #3
February 3rd, 2022
Diagnosing DCS is generally a process of ruling out other causes. It is imperative that we not discount the possibility of nondiving-related injuries or illnesses just because someone was diving. Howe...
Inspecting and Testing Scuba Cylinders
November 25th, 2021
After cylinders first enter service, an annual visual inspection and a five-year hydrostatic test are required. These requirements include cylinders used for diving and other life-support applications...
Performance under pressure
June 12th, 2019
For decades divers have found ways to mitigate the effects of pressure on the body without understanding them, but new research helps to explain human performance in challenging environments and provi...
The Oxygen Window
November 10th, 2015
As we breathe, the inspired gas partial pressures (O2, N2, CO2 and H2O vapor) within the alveolar sacs of the lung are in a dynamic balance with the dissolved gas tensions in the blood flowing throug...
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