Each year Americans take more than 300 million plane trips staffed by a total of some 70,000 flight attendants. The health and safety of these individuals are the focus of this volume from the Committee on Airliner Cabin Air Quality. The book examines such topics as cabin air quality, the health effects of reduced pressure and cosmic radiation, emergency procedures, regulations established by U.S. and foreign agencies, records on airline maintenance and operation procedures, and medical statistics on air travel. Numerous recommendations are presented, including a ban on smoking on all domestic commercial flights to lessen discomfort to passengers and crew, to eliminate the possibility of fire caused by cigarettes, and to bring the cabin air quality into line with established standards for other closed environments.
Table of Contents
|1 Profile of Commercial Air Travel||24-38|
|2 Environmental Control Systems on Commercial Passenger Aircraft||39-63|
|3 Standards, Regulations, and Industry Practices||64-90|
|4 Air Quality in Emergency Situations||91-112|
|5 Cabin Air Pollutants: Sources and Exposures||113-189|
|6 Health Effects Associated with Exposure to Airliner Cabin Air||190-213|
|7 Desirability and Feasibility of Additional Data Collection||214-224|
|Appendix A: A Computer Model for Assessing Airliner Cabin Air Quality||225-243|
|Appendix B: Selected Material from the FAA Accident/Incident Data System||244-277|
|Appendix C: Airliner Cabin Safety Regulations and Standards||278-292|
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