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Enough Oxygen?  
User currently offlineJplenny From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 882 times:

Anyone else read the USA Today story on oxygen and flying?

Do passengers get enough oxygen?

As the number of reported heart attacks, faintings and other medical emergencies aboard airlines continues to soar, the government is considering changing the way cabins are pressurized to provide more oxygen to passengers.

The Federal Aviation Administration and scientists across the industry are reevaluating a standard that was set decades ago and based on studies of healthy servicemen in altitude chambers. The modern airline cabin looks very different, as aging baby boomers — many with health problems that can worsen suddenly and sometimes fatally — fly farther and longer than ever before.

See the full story at:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2001-03-05-oxygen.htm



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User currently offlineJplenny From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 807 times:

I guess no one else read the story...too bad, very interesting story.

Talked about the possibilty of changing cabin pressure from 8000 ft to 6000ft inside an aircraft, which would cost the airline more in fuel.



User currently offlineBAYTRACON From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 791 times:

I heard that story on the radio.


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