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The Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew
van Netten’s research interests include environmental toxicology, the use of electrodiagnostics to monitor worker exposure to agents that affect the peripheral nervous system, and identification of indoor air pollution associated with health problems. In addition, he has conducted research on air quality in commercial aircraft.
BERNARD WEISS is professor of environmental medicine and pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Rochester. His special interests and publications lie primarily in areas that involve chemical influences on behavior. These include the neurobehavioral toxicology of metals such as lead, mercury, and manganese, solvents such as toluene and methanol, drugs such as cocaine, endocrine disruptors such as dioxin, and air pollutants such as ozone.
CHARLES J.WESCHLER served for more than 25 years as a research scientist at Bell Labs and Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies), including as program manager for the Advanced Environmental Strategies Group. He recently became an adjunct professor in the Department of Environmental and Community Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Rutgers. Dr. Weschler earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago. His research interests include chemical interactions among indoor pollutants, the chemistry of the outdoor environment as it impacts the indoor environment, indoor-outdoor relationships for vapor and condensed phase species, indoor airborne particles and their inorganic and organic constituents, indoor chemistry as a potential source of particles, understanding the factors that influence the concentrations, transport, and surface accumulations of indoor pollutants, and impacts of indoor pollutants.
HANSPETER WITSCHI is professor of toxicology and associate director of the Institute for Toxicology and Environmental Health at the University of California, Davis. He earned his M.D. from the University of Berne, Switzerland. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology and the Academy of Toxicological Sciences. Dr. Witschi’s research interests include experimental toxicology, biochemical pathology, interaction of drugs and toxic agents with organ function at the cellular level, pulmonary carcinogenesis, and air pollutants and lung disease.