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why Bungee Jumping is Dangerous

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why Bungee Jumping is Dangerous
Eye Injuries
eye injuries are commonly the result of bungee jumping because of the dangerously high increase in presurre that occurs in the eyes. When the bungee cord suddenly jerks you back up, it causes fluids to rush to your head, which results in high blood pressure inside the the blood vessels in your eye. Your retina can be negatively affected by the high pressure. Injury to this part of the eye could cause temporary impairment, eye infections,and seeing spots.
spine injuries
Along with eye injuries, bungee jumping can also cause spine injuries. The extreme force your body goes through when being pulled back upward by the cord you could injure vertebrate and the delicate spinal cord. Injuries usually include broken bones and herniated discs and spaces between the vertebrate. Although these injuries can be healed, thy can also be severe and permanent.
Intro
most people find bungee jumping a thrilling experience, something that would get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping. it may seem like a fun idea and it just might be fun in reality but their are many side effects and many things that could go wrong whi;e bungee jumping. for example bungee jumping may cause eye injuries, spine injuries, neck injuries, and/or death.
Death
Death is a fault that could come along with bungee jumping. If the cord is tangled around the jumper's neck even for a few minutes, his brain cannot get enough oxygen and his injury will be fatal. another common reason people die will bungee jumping is because the cord is too long. People incorrectly take in account the elasticity of the cord and hit their head on the ground causing them to die instantly from impact. Even pros make mistakes like this. The day before the Super Bowl in 1977, a professional bungee jumper who was practicing for the halftime show at the superdome hit her head on the cement floor and died from head injuries.
neck injuries
Other than eye and spine injuries bungee jumping could cause neck injuries. Neck injuries could range from mild to severe. The force on this fragile part of your body during the final stage of the jump can be enough to strain your neck muscles, and cause pain and decrease in motion. There has been some incidents where the cord accidently tangles around the jumpers neck. When this happens, it can cut off blood flow between the heart and brain, or strangle the jumper and make him unable to breathe.
Citations
Bartkowski,A. (2013, October 21). Injuries from bungee jumping. Retrieved April 30, 2015, from http://www.livestrong.com/article/382832-injuries-from-bungee-jumping/
The Risks of Bungee Jumping. (n.d). Retrieved May 1, 2015, from http://www.everyday.wisdom.com/riskd-of-bungee-jumping.html
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