Decreasing carbon monoxide in the diving air of artisanal fishermen in the Yucatán peninsula by separation of engine exhaust from compressor intake.

@article{Chin2016DecreasingCM,
  title={Decreasing carbon monoxide in the diving air of artisanal fishermen in the Yucat{\'a}n peninsula by separation of engine exhaust from compressor intake.},
  author={Walter Chin and Oswaldo Huchim-Lara and Silvia Salas},
  journal={Undersea & hyperbaric medicine : journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc},
  year={2016},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={
          411-419
        }
}
Artisanal fishermen in the Yucatán Peninsula utilize hookah dive systems (HDS). The air compressors in these HDS are not filtered, and the intake is near the engine exhaust. This proximity allows carbon monoxide (CO) from the exhaust to directly enter the HDS volume tank and contaminate the fishermen diver's air supply. Conservative safety standards permit a diver's air supply to contain 10 parts per million (ppm) of CO. This study quantified the levels of CO in the diver's air supply both… CONTINUE READING

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