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Title The airliner cabin environment and the health of passengers and crew / Committee on Air Quality in Passenger Cabins of Commercial Aircraft, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2002


Description 1 online resource (xi, 326 pages) : illustrations
Contents Environmental control -- Chemical contaminants and their sources -- Biological agents -- Health considerations related to chemical contaminants and physical factors -- Health surveillance -- Air-quality measurement techniques and applications -- Surveillance and research programs on cabin air quality
Summary Although poor air quality is probably not the hazard that is foremost in peoples minds as they board planes, it has been a concern for years. Passengers have complained about dry eyes, sore throat, dizziness, headaches, and other symptoms. Flight attendants have repeatedly raised questions about the safety of the air that they breathe. The Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew examines in detail the aircraft environmental control systems, the sources of chemical and biological contaminants in aircraft cabins, and the toxicity and health effects associated with these contaminants. The book provides some recommendations for potential approaches for improving cabin air quality and a surveillance and research program
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aeronautics -- Health aspects
Aircraft cabins -- Health aspects
Flight crews -- Health
Air travel -- Health aspects
Travel -- Health aspects.
Air Pollution, Indoor -- prevention & control
Air Pollutants -- adverse effects
Environment, Controlled
Environmental Health -- standards
Environmental Monitoring -- standards
travelers (people by activity)
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Healthy Living.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
Aircraft cabins -- Health aspects
Air travel -- Health aspects
Aeronautics -- Health aspects
Travel -- Health aspects
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Air Quality in Passenger Cabins of Commercial Aircraft.
LC no. 2001099122
ISBN 0309082897