Effect of humidity on hyperoxic toxicity.

  title={Effect of humidity on hyperoxic toxicity.},
  author={Y Lin and D. Jamieson},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={75 5},
Time to onset of hyperbaric oxygen-induced convulsions was measured in mice and rats exposed to hyperbaric oxygen (515-585 kPa) under conditions of low humidity (dry gas, < 10% relative humidity) or in a humidified environment (60% relative humidity). At all pressures tested, the duration of convulsive activity was markedly increased (P < 0.001), because of the earlier onset of severe generalized convulsions, in the groups of rodents exposed to the higher humidity. Pulmonary oxygen poisoning… CONTINUE READING