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Contributing Factors Intro
>"A number of factors contribute to your individual susceptibility to DCS and can even alter your susceptibility from day to day."
>The most significant risk factor is your exposure profile — that is, the time, depth and ascent rate of your dives. Some degree of exposure intensity is required to initiate a decompression insult, regardless of the presence of other predisposing factors.
>There are a host of factors, however, that can play a role in your outcome if you experience an exposure sufficient to make DCS a possibility. Several common risk factors are outlined in this chapter.