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143altitude2 - • above 2300m altitude begins to have an impact on respiration – Mexico City – top of whistler • above 3000m significant

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2 Exercise at Altitude • As you rise above sea level, the air (barometric) pressure decreases – the air becomes less dense – the air contains less particles of gas per volume- there is less O 2 per volume • Sea level (760 mmHg)
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Unformatted text preview: • above 2300m altitude begins to have an impact on respiration – Mexico City – top of whistler • above 3000m significant impact (510mmHg) • people live as high as 5500m - Nepal, Peru -(380 mmHg)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course KIN 143 taught by Professor Asmundson during the Fall '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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