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Document ID (ISN)110111
CIS number 09-1043
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Arjomandi M., Haight T., Redberg R., Gold W.M.
Title Pulmonary function abnormalities in never-smoking flight attendants exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke in the aircraft cabin
Bibliographic information June 2009, Vol.51, No.6, p.639-646. Illus. 55 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) passive smoking; aircraft; women; air transport; risk factors; pulmonary function
Descriptors (secondary) obstructive ventilatory impairment; USA; maximal expiratory flow; spirometry; exposure evaluation; questionnaire survey; long-term exposure; one-second forced expiratory volume
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Smoking
Air transportation
Passive smoking