Changes in ocular and nasal signs and symptoms among air crew in relation to air humidification on intercontinental flights.

@article{Norbck2006ChangesIO,
  title={Changes in ocular and nasal signs and symptoms among air crew in relation to air humidification on intercontinental flights.},
  author={Dan Norb{\"a}ck and Torsten Lindgren and Gunilla Wieslander},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of work, environment & health},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={138-44}
}
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the influence of air humidification in aircraft on symptoms, tear-film stability, nasal patency, and peak expiratory flow. METHODS Commercial air crew (N=71) were given a medical examination during eight flights from Stockholm to Chicago and eight flights in the opposite direction. Examinations were done onboard one Boeing 767 aircraft equipped with an evaporation humidifier in the forward part of the cabin. The investigators followed the air crew, staying one… CONTINUE READING
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