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Low cabin pressures are uncomfortable for airline passengers

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 12 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:68

The cabins of commercial aircraft are maintained at an air pressure equivalent to a moderately high altitude on land—up to about 8000 ft (2438 m). Because it is possible to get acute mountain sickness at or even below this altitude, the …

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