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Problems related to adverse environments 

Problems related to adverse environments
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date: 05 July 2020

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The respiratory problems related to diving are predominantly due to the pressure changes on air within the body and gas absorption, as well as additional complications of pre-existing respiratory conditions.

The pressure changes in diving are large. Each 10 m of descent represents 100 kPa (1 atm) increase in pressure. Most problems occur on ascending from depth. The exceptions are hypothermia (which can occur at any stage) and aspiration/drowning (normally caused by equipment failure, running out of ‘air’, or oxygen convulsions)....

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