Intoxication at High Altitudes.
Dr. M.C. Diffin
mdiffin at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Wed Mar 6 12:47:06 EST 1996
It is commonly observed that passengers consuming alcoholic drink on aircraft
become more intoxicated than they would at ground level.
I have always assumed that, given incomplete presurrisation, the effect is due
to a lower partial presssure of oxygen; 'light headedness' contributes to the
Is this correct?
Please reply directly if possible.
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