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The FAA is asking for medical records that I don’t want to give. May I refuse?

Have an alternative backup plan: submit to a test for visual acuity that shows all salient points of vision necessary for flying an aircraft. That should be sufficient. Anyone can drop dead without ...
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The FAA is asking for medical records that I don’t want to give. May I refuse?

[MRI]could lead down another problem if anything else is found on it. It certainly could, and no coincidence that the FAA wants to see it. The MRI strongly affects the risk of a multiple sclerosis (...
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The FAA is asking for medical records that I don’t want to give. May I refuse?

It is unclear in your question if you have already had an MRI, or if you wish to avoid having one. You must release the records the FAA requested. If there is no MRI to release, then you won't be ...
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The FAA is asking for medical records that I don’t want to give. May I refuse?

It has already been established in other answers you must provide the documents/information requested, else there will be consequenses. Also consider this: FAA is concerned with the overall safety of ...
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The FAA is asking for medical records that I don’t want to give. May I refuse?

Avoiding the requirement is wise because, as you have perceived, the medical examiners will make mountains out of molehills. You can try refusing and sending a letter from a doctor that says the test ...
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The FAA is asking for medical records that I don’t want to give. May I refuse?

The FAA is asking for medical records that I don't want to give. May I refuse? 14 CFR 67.413 - Medical Records may help in answering your question. It states: (a) Whenever the Administrator finds ...
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The FAA is asking for medical records that I don’t want to give. May I refuse?

If the FAA medical division is asking for something on a deferred application, you have two choices: either send it and probably get your medical, or don’t send it and definitely be denied (and not be ...
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Does breathing 100% oxygen cause health issues?

There is some evidence $^{[1]}$ to suggest that breathing high concentration oxygen can lead to lung damage over the long term as a result of the buildup of reactive oxygen species in lung tissues. ...
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Does breathing 100% oxygen cause health issues?

Depending on environment pressure and duration, breathing pure oxygen may cause health issues. But health issues are more a problem during SCUBA diving and hyperbaric chambers than high altitude ...
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Does breathing 100% oxygen cause health issues?

Yes... but not predictably, and (almost certainly) not seriously. If you're worried for yourself and you're not already dead and not doing any crazy maneuvers, it is vanishingly unlikely that you need ...
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Does breathing 100% oxygen cause health issues?

When we discuss a mixture of gasses, it's often useful to compute the pressure of each component separately. This is called the "partial pressure" of that component. For instance, oxygen ...
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