Monday, May 7, 2012

Hyperbaric Oxygen Figures in 60 Minutes Exposé on US Air Force's F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet

Last night 60 Minutes interviewed two pilots who refuse to fly the US Air Force's F-22 fighter jet after experiencing serious health problems, including decompression sickness, vertigo, and a chronic "Raptor cough," apparently caused by hypoxia, or lack of oxygen. One of the pilots reports he had to be treated in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber after one test flight. Faulty emergency oxygen controls, charcoal air filters, and other engineering failures have plagued the new aircraft throughout production and testing. Fortunately, the USAF operates some of the best hyperbaric medicine facilities in the world.

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