SCUBA Tank Corrosion As a Cause of Death

    Volume 20, Issue 3 (July 1975)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1975

    Page Count: 5


    Temple, JD
    Students, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

    Davis, JH
    Dade County Medical Examiner and Professor of Pathology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

    Bosshardt, RT
    Students, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.

    (Received 19 August 1974; accepted 4 November 1974)

    Abstract

    Compressed air for breathing purposes is used by firemen and by professional or sport divers. A sport diver, using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA), is probably the most susceptible to potential dangers from impure air due to the lack of trained supervision or control and the great degree of individual freedom enjoyed by sport divers. It is likely that members of this group, often poorly trained and ignorant of the need for care of equipment, would be most susceptible to the dangers which result from compressed air gas cylinder corrosion.


    Paper ID: JFS10305J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10305J

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    Title SCUBA Tank Corrosion As a Cause of Death
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