Toxic Air Detectors (‘TADs’)

Perhaps one of the most baffling mysteries behind the ongoing debate of whether exposure to toxic oil fumes in the confined space of an airliner cabin can cause ill health is the total absence of in-flight monitoring systems to detect oil fumes. We all know that new houses require smoke detection systems, light aircraft often…

The self-reported health of U.S. flight attendants compared to the general population

BACKGROUND Few studies have examined the broad health effects of occupational exposures in flight attendants apart from disease-specific morbidity and mortality studies. We describe the health status of flight attendants and compare it to the U.S. population. In addition, we explore whether the prevalence of major health conditions in flight attendants is associated with length…