New oxygen system debuts.

Author:Magnuson, Stew
Position::SECURITY BEAT: Homeland Defense Briefs - Brief Article

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new oxygen generation system being touted as a safer way for first responders or the military to deliver the life-saving gas to the injured.

Boise, Idaho-based OXGEN Flexible Life Systems Inc. recently began production of its non-explosive system, which can produce 15 to 30 minutes of oxygen within 27 seconds.

The system comes in a thermal bag that holds a plastic cylinder containing manganese, platinum, hydrogen peroxide and sodium bicarbonate. The user opens a rotary valve allowing the pre-measured chemicals to begin generating oxygen.

The units will not require a prescription, unlike...

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