Blast Overpressure is a hidden variable, unheard…but causing irreparable damage. While most awareness regarding overpressure is linked to Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast, an M4 rifle’s overpressure is also a significant health risk factor for our warfighters and police. In addition, overpressure or prolonged overpressure exposure drastically affects combat effectiveness.
National Geographic cover story discusses overpressure and it’s role in traumatic brain injury, PTSD and hearing conditions like tinnitus and hearing loss.
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