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,"Air Travel ""probably"" causes blood clots"

“The first international meeting of experts on the possible link between blood clots and air travel has concluded that a link “”probably exists”” but that more research is needed.

The WHO meeting was called after the issue was brought to prominence by a number of recent reports of deaths from blood clots after long air flights.

Prolonged immobility and poor blood circulation can cause clots to form in the legs that may prove fatal if they dislodge and block a vessel in the lungs.

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Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a lifelong love affair with the oceans. In 1996 he set up DeeperBlue.com and has grown the site to be the most popular diving website and community in the world.

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