Skippers: Comfort-Related Illness

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One of the greatest challenges faced by Skippers is the identifying of suspected toxins that cannot directly be associated with an health-related illness. Several toxins can adversely affect the crew’s comfort even at very low levels of exposure whereby reducing the vessel’s performace and overall commradery. In some cases, it may be the combined exposure to several compounds which otherwise singularily would not have the same effect on the crew members. These types of comfort-related issues can be precursers to unknown underlying problems within or near the vessel that may eventually lead to health-related issues within the crew. This is important for the Skipper to understand because if these comfort-related issues that are allowed

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