Diving sites and scuba centers in Brazil
The Portal Webventure published today a report about how to prevent the contamination by carbon monoxide (CO) in the air cylinder. The gas is toxic and can cause people to faint and in the case of divers, they drown.
According to the portal, the Canadian Ronda Cross died on March 4 while diving in Mexico from carbon monoxide poisoning, which contaminated the air cylinder. Although rare, this infection is fatal.
The human body’s tolerance for carbon monoxide is 10 parts per million, an amount which according to the author of the report, Pedro Sibahi, in a cylinder of 100 liters is equivalent to a milliliter of CO.
The portal also provide more information about scuba diving and carbon monoxide poisoning, syntoms and means of prevention.
Check out the news on the following link (Portuguese): http://www.zone.com.br/mergulho/n/como-evitar-que-seu-cilindro-de-ar-seja-contaminado-por-co/31146