Why does nitrogen build up in a human body as it rises to the surface?



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    It does because when a diver descends very deep into the ocean all of the nitrogen gets embedded into the fatty tissue as the pressure rises. As the diver ascends to the surface, the nitrogen seeps back into the blood stream due to a pressure drop. This process is very similar to open up a shaken soda bottle. If it is done too quickly potentially fatal bubbles will form in the blood, organs and joints and will cause what is called “the bends.”

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