Lead Poisoning in Divers

Problem: Lead absorption form diving weights and environmentRisks: Absorption in sports divers from weight, minimal; absorption via the hands to mouth in divemasters, instructors and gear handlers, possible; absorption in…

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Immersion Hypothermia

Why is hypothermia dangerous?Hypothermia may be mild, moderate, or severe. The presentation may range from shivering and piloerection ("goosebumps"), to profound confusion, irreversible coma and death. Significant hypothermia begins at…

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