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Can you get decompression sickness from a tank?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Maybe
From a pressurized wet tank - but the people operating the tank pressures would have to be really screwing it up - for this to occur. I should note - I am not talking about the tall wet tanks that are used to teach underwater welding or diving.
I guess if you were underwater long enough - it could occur w one of these.

In brief: Maybe
From a pressurized wet tank - but the people operating the tank pressures would have to be really screwing it up - for this to occur. I should note - I am not talking about the tall wet tanks that are used to teach underwater welding or diving.
I guess if you were underwater long enough - it could occur w one of these.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Usually from diving
It is the body's response to reduction of pressure without equilibration.
Usually associated with too rapid ascent from depth, it is also called caisson's disease because of the air pressure necessary to keep water excluded in contruction (e.g., deep bridge abuttments). If the pressure high and suddenly reduced, yes.

In brief: Usually from diving
It is the body's response to reduction of pressure without equilibration.
Usually associated with too rapid ascent from depth, it is also called caisson's disease because of the air pressure necessary to keep water excluded in contruction (e.g., deep bridge abuttments). If the pressure high and suddenly reduced, yes.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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