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Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew.

Author/creator Aircraft, Committee on Air Quality in Passenger Cabins of Commercial
Other author/creatorStaff, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology.
Other author/creatorStaff, National Research Council.
Other author/creatorNational Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Air Quality in Passenger Cabins of Commercial Aircraft, Content Provider.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoWashington : National Academies Press, 2002.
Description1 online resource (344 pages)
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Contents ""THE AIRLINER CABIN ENVIRONMENT AND THE HEALTH OF PASSENGERS AND CREW""; ""Copyright""; ""OTHER REPORTS OF THE BOARD ON ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES AND TOXICOLOGY""; ""Preface""; ""Contents""; ""The Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew""; ""Summary""; ""THE CHARGE TO THE COMMITTEE""; ""THE COMMITTEEâ�S APPROACH TO ITS CHARGE""; ""THE COMMITTEEâ�S EVALUATION""; ""Aircraft Systems""; ""Exposures on Aircraft""; ""Health Considerations""; ""Findings""; ""RECOMMENDATIONS""; ""1 Introduction""; ""EXPOSURES ON AIRCRAFT""; ""REGULATORY ASPECTS OF CABIN AIR QUALITY""
Contents ""HISTORY OF PREVIOUS CABIN AIR-QUALITY STUDIES""""ORGANIZATION OF THE REPORT""; ""REFERENCES""; ""2 Environmental Control""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS""; ""Pressure""; ""Contamination""; ""Contaminants Originating in the Cabin""; ""Contaminants Originating Outside the Cabin""; ""Transient Response of Cabin Environmental Conditions""; ""Reactive Contaminants""; ""Temperature Control""; ""Air Distribution and Circulation""; ""Recirculation""; ""Relative Humidity""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS""; ""Bleed-Air Supply""; ""Auxiliary Power Unit""; ""Air-Conditioning Packs""
Contents ""Air Distribution System""""Ground-Based Systems""; ""ALTERNATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM DESIGN AND OPERATIONAL STANDARDS""; ""CONCLUSIONS""; ""RECOMMENDATIONS""; ""REFERENCES""; ""3 Chemical Contaminants and Their Sources""; ""CONTAMINANTS WITH EXTERNAL SOURCES""; ""Ground-Level Pollution""; ""Pollution During Ascent and Descent""; ""Ozone During Cruise""; ""Atmospheric Ozone Concentrations""; ""Ozone Chemistry""; ""Methods of Controlling Ozone in Aircraft""; ""Measurements of Ozone in Aircraft""; ""CONTAMINANTS WITH INTERNAL SOURCES""
Contents ""Passengers and Belongings""""Aircraft Component Materials""; ""Cleaning Materials and Dust""; ""Pesticides""; ""Disinsection Procedures""; ""Composition of Pesticide Sprays""; ""Pesticide Exposure""; ""CONTAMINANTS FROM AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS""; ""CONCLUSIONS""; ""RECOMMENDATIONS""; ""REFERENCES""; ""4 Biological Agents""; ""GENERAL INFORMATION ON BIOAEROSOLS""; ""Biological Agents in Outdoor Air Near the Ground""; ""Biological Agents in Outside Air in Flight""; ""People""; ""Arthropods, Pets, and Service Animals""; ""Arthropods""; ""Pets and Service Animals""; ""Settled Dust""
Contents ""Microbiological Growth""""Contaminated Fluids""; ""Other Reservoirs of Potential Infectious Agents""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING ON AIRCRAFT""; ""Sampling for Culturable Bacteria and Fungi""; ""Sampling for Allergens""; ""Evaluation of Available Information on Bioaerosols""; ""Microorganisms Sampled in Cabin Air""; ""Other Biological Agents""; ""Bacterial Endotoxin""; ""Fungal Toxins""; ""Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOCs)""; ""Recommended Sampling for Biological Agents""; ""NIOSH-Sponsored Review""; ""Allergens""; ""Infectious Agents""; ""HEALTH EFFECTS OF EXPOSURE TO BIOAEROSOLS""
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.
General note""Hypersensitivity Disease""
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Issued in other formPrint version: Committee on Air Quality in Passenger Cabins of Commercial Aircraft. Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew. Washington : National Academies Press Dec. 2002
Genre/formElectronic books.
Stock number00017961

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