Medical Oxygen: Uses and Misconceptions

Medical oxygen serves various essential purposes in healthcare settings, predominantly in hospitals and clinics. It plays a crucial role during anesthesia, first aid resuscitation, life support for patients with breathing difficulties, and oxygen therapy.

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Common Misconceptions About Oxygen

Contrary to a common belief, the air we breathe is not 100% oxygen; it consists of approximately 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen, and around 1% of other gases like carbon dioxide and hydrogen.

Another prevailing misconception is the need for nearly 100% pure oxygen for certain occupations or purposes. In reality, activities like firefighting, deep-sea diving, and others typically use regular air or filtered and chilled ABO gas for user comfort.

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