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Salt water aspiration syndrome
A rare diving disorder caused by inhaling a mist of seawater
Salt water aspiration syndrome is a rare diving disorder suffered by scuba divers who inhale a mist of seawater from a faulty demand valve causing irritation of the lungs. It is not the same thing as aspiration of salt water as a bulk liquid, i.e. drowning. It can be treated by rest for several hours. If severe, medical assessment is required.