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Document ID (ISN)101637
CIS number 03-783
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Zelnick S.D., Lischak M.W., Young D.G., Massa T.V.
Title Prevention of carbon monoxide exposure in general and recreational aviation
Bibliographic information Aug. 2002, Vol.73, No.8, p.812-816. 32 ref.
Abstract Carbon monoxide (CO) exposure poses a significant, although uncommon risk in aviation. Exposure is most common in single engine piston-driven aircraft where air is passed over the exhaust manifold to serve as cabin heat. Effective primary prevention of this exposure is the regular inspection and maintenance of aircraft exhaust systems, as required by law. For situations at special risk should exposure occur, and where there is concern for the public safety, installation of active warning devices for CO intrusion into cabins may constitute secondary prevention. However, further studies need to be performed to support FAA standards for pilot exposure to CO, for use in monitors alerting pilots to the possibility of exhaust gas intrusion into aircraft cabins.
Descriptors (primary) carbon monoxide; internal combustion engines; air transport; exhaust gases; alarm systems; aircraft
Descriptors (secondary) poisoning; carboxyhaemoglobin; hypoxia; leak detection; increased safety; instrumentation; inspection; maintenance
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan; USA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Carbon monoxide
Air transportation