Prohibition of artificial hypoxic environments in sports: health risks rather than ethics

Franchini, Massimo; Guidi, Gian Cesare; Lippi, Giuseppe
December 2007
Applied Physiology, Nutrition & Metabolism;Dec2007, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p1206
Academic Journal
There is actual debate on a recent position of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which has cautiously refrained from banning hypoxic tents and intends to monitor their health risk. Regardless of teleological and deontological concepts, we highlight that the health risks inherent to the widespread use of these artificial performance-enhancing devices would make them as unsafe as other forms of blood doping.


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