|Document ID (ISN)||110111|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Arjomandi M., Haight T., Redberg R., Gold W.M.
||Pulmonary function abnormalities in never-smoking flight attendants exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke in the aircraft cabin
||June 2009, Vol.51, No.6, p.639-646. Illus. 55 ref.
||To determine whether the flight attendants who were exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke in the aircraft cabin have abnormal pulmonary function, 61 never-smoking female flight attendants who worked in active air crews before the smoking ban on commercial aircraft were administered questionnaires and pulmonary function testing. Although the flight attendants had normal FVC, FEV1 and FEV1/FVC ratio, other pulmonary function abnormalities were suggestive of airway obstruction and impaired diffusion, likely to be related to their exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in the cabin.
||passive smoking; aircraft; women; air transport; risk factors; pulmonary function
||obstructive ventilatory impairment; USA; maximal expiratory flow; spirometry; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; long-term exposure; one-second forced expiratory volume
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology