A 5% threshold for DCS symptoms was concluded to be 20,500 ft under the conditions of this study. The abrupt increase in DCS symptoms, with zero-preoxygenation exposure above 21,200 ft implies a need for reconsideration of current USAF and FAA altitude exposure guidance.
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