Stay Healthy: Avoid Contaminated Air When Traveling

.   Have you ever come down with a cold after flying?…  If so, you’re not alone. But don’t worry: There are ways to reduce your exposure to germs and contaminated air while traveling. In airplanes, toxic fuel fumes and recirculated air (spreading the...

Plane cabin air quality comes under scrutiny

    Paul Bibby The air safety watchdog has set up a panel of experts to examine the quality of cabin air on Australian aircraft. Established in response to concerns about exposure to contaminants in aircraft cabin air leading to potential long-term health effects, the...

In-flight toxic fume cases rise

    03 Dec 2007 Toxic fumes are increasingly being pumped into aircraft cabins during flights, putting the health of passengers and pilots at risk and raising the chances of an airline disaster. Figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that 109...

An Airplane Cain as a Test Tube for Irritants

. By HENRY FOUNTAIN An airplane cabin is many things: lounge, snack bar, bedroom, movie theater, duty-free shop. But it is also a chemistry lab of sorts, as a new study published in Environmental Science and Technology shows. The study, by Charles J. Weschler of the...