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Is it safe to wear cotton clothing while in hyperbaric oxygen therapy?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: All-cotton (100%)!

Cotton, being a natural fiber, is probably the most well-studied in the hyperbaric chamber. Compared to silk and synthetic fibers (which engender static electricity), cotton is considered the safest fiber in a _pressurized_ chamber containing 100% oxygen, waiting for a spark or heat to explode.
We use special 100% cotton scrubs and static-free detergent for use in our chambers.

In brief: All-cotton (100%)!

Cotton, being a natural fiber, is probably the most well-studied in the hyperbaric chamber. Compared to silk and synthetic fibers (which engender static electricity), cotton is considered the safest fiber in a _pressurized_ chamber containing 100% oxygen, waiting for a spark or heat to explode.
We use special 100% cotton scrubs and static-free detergent for use in our chambers.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
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In brief: Yes

You will be provided with special, static free clothing.
This prevents static and sparking, which is dangerous in a high oxygen environment.

In brief: Yes

You will be provided with special, static free clothing.
This prevents static and sparking, which is dangerous in a high oxygen environment.
Dr. Todd Woltman
Dr. Todd Woltman
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

The cotton will not spontaneously combust.

In brief: Yes

The cotton will not spontaneously combust.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Dr. Michael Rothman
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