Daily Archives: January 28, 2020

Oxygen comes in handy at 35,000 feet

Reporter’s ‘experiment’ of going solo lasts only 20 minutes By Gordon Allison, Jr. | Technical Engineer Editor’s Note: Last week in Part One, we examined oxygen for treating sleep apnea.  Here, we look into using oxygen concentrators for airline travel. Next week, we explore the need for oxygen as people grow older. When we moved to Colorado in the late 1980s, my hemoglobin rose as we acclimated to high altitude.  Adult males at altitudes of 1,000 feet or less have a hemoglobin level of approximately 13 to 16.5 grams/deciLiter (gm/dL).  When you live at high altitudes such as 5,000 feet above m…