Optimum weights for commercial divers RI McCALLUM AND A PETRIE From the Department ofOccupational Health and Hygiene and the Decompression Sickness Central Registry, University ofNewcastle


ABSTRACr Obesity is one of the factors which increase the risk of decompression sickness. It has been suggested that any diver whose weight is more than 20% in excess of that derived from currently accepted tables should therefore be stopped from diving until he has lost enough weight. Published tables of average and standard weights for men, however, are… (More)


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