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Airplane flight and pneumonia

Jon O Ebbert, Ivana T Croghan, Darrell R Schroeder, Judith Murawski, Richard D Hurt
BACKGROUND: Little is known about long-term adverse health consequences experienced by flight attendants exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) during the time smoking was allowed on airplanes. We undertook this study to evaluate the association between accumulated flight time in smoky airplane cabins and respiratory tract diseases in a cohort of never smoking flight attendants. METHODS: We conducted a mailed survey in a cohort of flight attendants. Of 15,000 mailed questionnaires, 2053 (14%) were completed and returned...
2007: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
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