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  1. #1 What oxygen level atmosphere will make a human live the longest? 
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    im have been closing all windows and ventilation and sleeping for years in a small room that i share with my brother. will it make me age faster? or age slower? any thoughts?


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    well it can't be good for you. I'm not sure the greates risk is from the low Oxygen content of the air though. The increased risk of disease would be the greatest problem. Optimal Oxygen is around 20% but people can be fine down to 16%. Why have you been doing this to yourself?


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    I prefer sleeping on the couch in the living room. jocular
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    i prefer my room to be warm when i sleep, i close the windows due to the greenhouse effect, and sleep with my brother for more heat emitters. he likes it warm too. also, i close the doors so the heat wont escape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealeaf View Post
    Optimal Oxygen is around 20%
    Optimal Oxygen for highest brain activity or slowest aging rate?

    and also, what would happen if a person lived in a high oxygen atmosphere? e.g. 30% how fast would he age?
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    I've heard of conflicting studies where antioxidant doses to some subjects (probably flies and mice) have led to lifespan increases in some and no results in others. This is definitely outside my area of expertise, but I would suggest that probably no one here can give you an equation relating o-sat to lifespan. Maybe search for some relevant studies in a journal?
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    Closing windows and air vent will cause low air-circulation which could lead to contaminated air. Air contamination come from the occupant of the building itself: such as paint, furniture, TV, wall, human, cat, dog, ect. For example: volative organic compound, dust, pathogen, radioactive radon gasses, ozone, lice, flu, pesticide, ect.

    IMO for me good air circulation it always better, but you can do what you want (ie: close yourself off, or live in hermetically sealed room), I don't care.
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    yessssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i finally found a website that CONFIRMS that living in a low oxygen level atmosphere extends lifespan TREMENDOUSLY
    Life Spanhttp://www.br13.com/assets/images/ColPl_9a_3_mice_white.jpg
    Please help me check if this is a crackpot website....

    also, what happens if i live in 20% oxygen level in the day, and like.. <15% oxygen level when i sleep, and it happens everyday??
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