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    Careful What You Eat: Gassy Divers More Prone to DCS?

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    A new article on The Rebreather Exploration and Research Organization web site:

    Two articles were published last year describing how colonic fermentation promotes decompression sickness in rats and humans

    The gas of concern is not methane but rather hydrogen. Both are being produced by bacteria that naturally reside in our colons.

    Hydrogen is an inert gas that is more soluble but less dense than helium (0.082 g/L vs. 0.178 g/L). It is also more narcotic than helium but less so than nitrogen. Its flammable properties in oxygen of > 4% make it a less desirable gas and logistically difficult for diving. It is being used as a dive gas in commercial applications, as it reduces symptoms of HPNS (High Pressure Nervous Syndrome)...

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    Re: Careful What You Eat: Gassy Divers More Prone to DCS?

    I've been using colonic fermentation for buoyancy control for years now. Some say I'm full of S#it, I say they are probably off gassing too much themselves.

    Good article, thanks for posting.

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    Re: Careful What You Eat: Gassy Divers More Prone to DCS?

    You know guys and gals....I really expected more comments....


    Nobody cracking wise a.. jokes anymore (other than whynot?). Was hoping to bring a little humor in addition to educational information.


    Common, let's have at it

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