[Air travel--a disease risk? ]. - GreenMedInfo Summary

Abstract Title:

[Air travel--a disease risk? ].

Abstract Source:

Ther Umsch. 2001 Jun ;58(6):399-403. PMID: 11441703

Abstract Author(s):

R Wyss, U Stössel, S Muff

Article Affiliation:

SAirGroup, Swissair Arztlicher Dienst, Postfach, CH-8058 Zürich-Flughafen. [email protected]


Civil air traffic moves in an altitude that is dangerous for human beings without technical aids. Low temperature and humidity, reduced air pressure combined with oxygen pressure, seasonal depending high concentration of ozone and cosmic radiation may also be risk factors. Further risks on long haul flights may be jet lag, risk of economy class syndrome and contact with permethrin, because of disinsection before take-off out of tropical regions. The aim of an airline is to offer good cabin air quality, comfort and security for all passengers, may they be healthy, old, disabled or sick. Medical incidences on board arise and passengers expect modern equipment such as doctor's kit and defibrillators.

Study Type : Review
Additional Links
Anti Therapeutic Actions : Air Travel : CK(68) : AC(10)

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.