The effect of aging on risk for development of decompression illness in SCUBA divers has often been reported as an incidental finding in epidemiological analyses of diving accidents. Previously no publications had specifically attempted to quantify or qualify those risks if present. A new study, though, demonstrates that aging increases risk for injury overall, and in particular serious injury. It also lessens recovery potential.
Journal Reference: Hawaii Med J, May 1, 2006; 65(5): 140-1, 153.