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Enough Oxygen?

Tue Mar 06, 2001 5:14 pm

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.

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RE: Enough Oxygen?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 1:49 am

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.


RE: Enough Oxygen?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 4:10 am

I heard that story on the radio.

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