Air Travel and Health

Providing a detailed examination of the issues that affect the long term health of aircrew, cabin crew and passengers, Air Travel and Health offers guidance to engineers designing aircraft in the difficult field of legislation and product ...

Author: Allan Seabridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119957652

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

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Providing a detailed examination of the issues that affect the long term health of aircrew, cabin crew and passengers, Air Travel and Health offers guidance to engineers designing aircraft in the difficult field of legislation and product liability. Examining the facts, anecdotes and myths associated with health and travel, Seabridge and Morgan draw balanced conclusions on which the aircraft operations and design communities can act to provide cost-effective solutions. The authors present a useful reference for aircrew, regulatory authorities, engineers and managers within the aerospace industry, and medical and human factor specialists, as well as an informative resource for undergraduate and graduate students.
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Air Travel and Health

Providing a detailed examination of the issues that affect the long term health of aircrew, cabin crew and passengers, Air Travel and Health offers guidance to engineers designing aircraft in the difficult field of legislation and product ...

Author: Allan Seabridge

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470711779

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 248

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Providing a detailed examination of the issues that affect the long term health of aircrew, cabin crew and passengers, Air Travel and Health offers guidance to engineers designing aircraft in the difficult field of legislation and product liability. Examining the facts, anecdotes and myths associated with health and travel, Seabridge and Morgan draw balanced conclusions on which the aircraft operations and design communities can act to provide cost-effective solutions. The authors present a useful reference for aircrew, regulatory authorities, engineers and managers within the aerospace industry, and medical and human factor specialists, as well as an informative resource for undergraduate and graduate students.
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Air travel and health

We heard repeatedly throughout this inquiry that if a passenger had any concerns about air travel and health or had any existing medical conditions they ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: Science and Technology Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0104011785

Category: Medical

Page: 207

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This report is a follow-up to an earlier report published in 2000 (HLP 121-I, session 1999-2000, ISBN 9780104442005), on air travel and health. That report acted as a stimulus to further research into the health of air crew and passengers, and led to a broader examination of such issues. The report also led to the setting up of the Aviation Health Working Group in 2001, and later the Aviation Health Unit, in 2003, within the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which acts as a focal point for aviation health in the UK. In this report the Committee sets out the current situation, and still finds issues that remain of concern, particularly the risk to air travellers of venous thromboembolism (VTE). A WHO study is to examine VTE risk for individuals with existing risk factors, and the Committee urges the Government to continue to support this project. The Committee also believes that further investigation into the effects of fumes on pilots and others should be continued. The Committee has set out a number of recommendations, including: that jet lag should be studied as a confounding effect of DVT; that the Government should explore ways to increase the research capacity in aviation health; that the CAA should implement the recommendations of its own research into aircraft seating standards, and increase the minimum seat pitch to at least 28.2 inches; the Government should also review the level of air passenger duty levied on "premium economy" seating; also that the Government and airlines advise passengers on the proven benefits of good hygiene in the reduction of disease transmission, and that as part of their contingency plans airlines that are flying from areas affected by a pandemic, should provide bacterial wipes to passengers; that the Government and the AHU work together with airlines and others in providing consistent air travel advice to passengers on the risks associated with self-medicating with the intention of preventing DVT.
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Why Flying Endangers Your Health

This book is compelling reading for all people who fly and in addition provides previously unavailable information for doctors, psychiatrists, and flight crews.

Author: Farrol S. Kahn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0943358361

Category: Medical

Page: 285

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This uncompromising, hard-hitting expose of air travel opens our eyes for the first time to the serious health risks of flying and will change forever the way people think about air travel. Is flying really safe? Why has so little been disclosed about the health hazards of flying? Are there some people who should not fly at all? The flying public has been kept in the dark too long about the health dangers of flying. F S Kahn reveals the technical causes of health dangers and gives concrete advice on how to avoid these risks. Two invaluable checklists are provided: one for all passengers; one for high risk health conditions -- which will enable you to make informed decisions about whether or not you should fly. Recommendations are given to help alleviate the health stressors routinely encountered in flight. This book is compelling reading for all people who fly and in addition provides previously unavailable information for doctors, psychiatrists, and flight crews.
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International Travel and Health

Situation as on 1 January 2007 World Health Organization ... Travel by air and by sea expose passengers to a number of factors that may have an impact on ...

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241580397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

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People made more than 800 million international journeys in 2006. This amount of global travel exposes many people to changes in altitude humidity disease agents and temperature - all of which can lead to ill-health. Many health risks can be minimized by precautions taken before during and after travel. This book explains how travellers can stay healthy and provides WHO guidance on vaccinations malaria chemoprophylaxis and treatment protection against insects and other disease vectors and safety in different environmental settings. This new edition provides information on all the main health risks to which travellers can be exposed during the journey and at the destination. The relevant infectious diseases are described including their causative agents modes of transmission clinical features geographical distribution risks for travellers and prophylactic and preventive measures. New and revised contents in this edition include: travel by sea high altitude disease deep venous thrombosis related to air travel new vaccines and vaccine schedules rabies avian influenza Chikungunya special groups of travellers; including Hajj pilgrims and immigrants visiting friends and relatives malaria treatment in returning travellers and travellers abroad implications of the revised International Health Regulations (2005); and its updated vaccination certificate. This book is designed for medical and public health professionals who advise travellers but it is also a standard reference for travel agents airlines shipping companies and travellers themselves.
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International Travel and Health

Medical Guidelines Task Force. Medical guidelines for airline travel, 2nd ed. Alexandria, VA, Aerospace Medical Association, 2003 (available at ...

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241580403

Category: Medical

Page: 227

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Looks at the main health risks for travelers around the world, with information on environmental health risks, injuries and violence, infectious diseases, vaccines, and malaria.
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Air Travel and Health

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. Select Committee on Science and Technology

Publisher:

ISBN: 0104441003

Category: Great Britain

Page: 94

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Human Resource Management and Occupational Health and Safety

... Air Travel and Health Evidence, 2000:46, paragraphs 21 and 24. 7 The House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology, Air Travel and Health ...

Author: Carol Boyd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134502073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is a complex area which interacts widely with a broader spectrum of business interests and concerns. To date OHS has been confined to the periphery of Human Resource Management (HRM), where its role, influence and importance have been overlooked. This text sets out to reposition OHS in HRM and business agendas. This book unravels the complex range of factors affecting OHS policy, practice and outcomes. These factors are then placed into context within the international airline, call centre and nuclear power industries. The author presents a wide range of primary and secondary research in order to offer an accessible framework for OHS in contemporary occupational settings. This book will be essential reading for students, practitioners and professional academic audiences who seek a broader understanding of the relationship and interaction between HRM principles, policies and practices and OHS.
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CDC Health Information for International Travel 2010

Medical guidelines for airline travel, 2nd ed. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2003;74(5 Suppl):A1–19. 2. McCarthy AE. Travelers with pre-existing disease.

Author: Gary W. Brunette

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702042843

Category: Medical

Page: 540

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Named a top 10 medical title in 2009 by the Wall Street Journal The 2009-2010 edition of the CDC Health Information for International Travel (The Yellow Book) presents dependable advice on any travel health issue, including vaccinations, essential trip planning and safety tips, prevention of an expanded list of travel-related infectious diseases, altitude illness, motion sickness, sunburn, medical tourism, and much more. The expert narrative explains the most common health issues and practical day-to-day information for nine popular destinations and travel itineraries. This official publication of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is filled with valuable information not only for health-care providers and travelers, but also for anyone interested in travel health. It’s your trusted travel medicine desktop reference...with a fresh look and feel! Presents the latest expertise and knowledge on diseases and infection control as endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Features content ranging from basic guidelines to specific treatment options to be useful for both practitioners and general audiences. Includes updated references in each chapter so you can pursue the original medical sources for more detail. Access the latest recommendations for disease risks such as chikungunya fever, yellow fever, and malaria, as well as the most current vaccination guidelines. Covers treatment for patients with specific travel needs, such as immunocompromised travelers, travelers with chronic medical conditions, patients preparing for long-term travel or relocating abroad, flight crew members, humanitarian aid workers, young children, or travelers who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Presents new controversies and emerging diseases with supporting evidence to give you best practice guidelines from the most knowledgeable experts. Includes new editorial boxes on a wide range of topics to provide you with valuable insight. Features a new streamlined, user-friendly bulleted design with color tabs and maps, a chapter organized to mirror a pre-travel consultation, and new appendices-including a travel vaccine summary table-to make finding what you need and putting it in context quick and easy.
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Internet Guide to Travel Health

CONTRAINDICATIONS TO TRAVEL Medical Contraindications for Air Travel <http://www.aviation-health.org/guidelines_for_gps.html> The Aviation Health Institute ...

Author: Elizabeth Connor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135419585

Category: Computers

Page: 166

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Discover the best Web sites for you and your family’s well-being while traveling! The Internet Guide to Travel Health is your one-stop resource for when you need authoritative, reliable, and up-to-date information for preventing or dealing with illness and injury while traveling in the United States and abroad. For persons traveling near or far, this useful, easy-to-consult guide identifies dependable Web sites with advice, tips, and accurate facts on health issues that can affect your travel plans. You’ll save time and effort when researching the planning, preparation, and preventive measures necessary to stay healthy while traveling. In the Internet Guide to Travel Health, you will discover a wealth of information for maintaining your health and safety throughout your trip. This book offers you Web sites to keep you informed on the latest life-threatening situations occurring throughout the world, such as disease outbreaks, epidemics, and natural disasters. With Internet addresses for what health documents to keep with you at all times, how to find doctors and clinics at your destination, and even what to do in case of a death far from home, this informative guide helps you stay organized, even in an emergency. The Internet Guide to Travel Health provides you with reliable information on: elective and compulsory immunizations, vaccinations, and examinations safety concerns with specific modes of travel—automotive, railways, air travel, cruise ships travel recommendations and accommodations for people with disabilities, seniors, children, people with HIV, and pets specific diseases, conditions, and ailments that can affect travel or be encountered while traveling—from air rage and allergies to West Nile Virus and Yellow Fever interactive tools and real-time travel advice—driving distance calculators, air flight arrival/departure delays, and traffic reports In addition to the Web site listings, the Internet Guide to Travel Health provides numerous screen shots of key Internet resources and an understandable glossary of health- and Internet-related terms. With the myriad of health and safety risks associated with traveling both nationally and internationally, this book is essential for vacationers, business travelers, explorers, and health care professionals who want to stay informed and prepared.
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CDC Health Information for International Travel 2016

Aerospace Medical Association. Medical Guidelines for Airline Travel. ... Have insulin, will fly: diabetes management during air travel and time zone ...

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199379163

Category: Travel

Page: 720

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Amid recent changes in global health, the public interest in travelers' safety has never been greater. For both international travelers and the health professionals who care for them, CDC Health Information for International Travel (more commonly known as The Yellow Book) is the definitive resource for preventing illness and injury in a globalized world. This 2016 edition offers the US government's most current health recommendations for travelers to international destinations, including disease risk maps, country-specific guidelines, and vaccine requirements and recommendations. The book also offers updated guidance for specific types of travel and travelers, including: ? Precautions for immunocompromised travelers and disabled travelers ? Guidance for the pregnant, last-minute, or resource-limited traveler ? Health considerations for newly arrived adoptees, immigrants, and refugees ? Advice for air crews, humanitarian aid workers, and health care workers traveling to provide care overseas Written by a team of experts at CDC on the forefront of travel medicine, The Yellow Book provides a user-friendly, vital resource for those in the business of keeping travelers healthy abroad.
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Health Information for International Travel

HEALTH HINTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER INTRODUCTION This section includes ... There is the additional potential problem that air travel late in ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C022355861

Category: Travel

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Public Health Reports

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION mercial flight with an infectious person if the ... During Air Travel T health authorities and airline companies worldwide .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210014735417

Category: Public health

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Aviation Mental Health

This book provides an authoritative and practical guide to the assessment, management, treatment and care of pilots and other professional groups within aviation; covering a range of relevant topics, for health and human resources ...

Author: Todd Hubbard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317176640

Category: Transportation

Page: 376

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This book provides an authoritative and practical guide to the assessment, management, treatment and care of pilots and other professional groups within aviation; covering a range of relevant topics, for health and human resources practitioners working in the airline industry. Pilot mental health has, hitherto, been regarded as a specialist topic in aviation medicine. Consequently, practitioners and researchers alike have been forced to consult specialist journals or seek out a relevant chapter on this topic in a general textbook to develop or update their understanding of the relevant issues. This book seeks to remedy this situation by gathering together all of the relevant insights into a single authoritative source gathered from the leading specialists in the field. It aims to cover all of the main relevant issues including the assessment, care, management and treatment of mental health problems, as well as the prevention of mental health problems among this occupational group.
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The Rough Guide to Travel Health

Travel by air TRAVEL BY AIR Airports are stressful places at the best of times , so allow yourself plenty of time to check in , especially if you are a ...

Author: Nicholas Cadwaladr Rutter Jones

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 1858285704

Category: Travel

Page: 557

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This work aims to offer in a single volume, a comprehensive guide to healthy travel. The first section offers useful pre-travel information on such topics as inoculations and a suggested medical kit. There is also a section aimed at travellers with special needs, including the female, pregnant or diabetic traveller. There is an A to Z of diseases and health risks, detailing symptoms and treatments, a section on which health risks are most common in each part of the globe and how best to prepare for them, and a directory of health contacts world-wide, including the latest online services.
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Aviation Mental Health

Conclusion For many people , air travel is a way of life , yet this mode of travel has potential psychological health risks and can be a source of stress ...

Author: Robert Bor

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754643719

Category: Transportation

Page: 353

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This book provides an authoritative and practical guide to the assessment, management, treatment and care of pilots and other professional groups within aviation, covering a range of relevant topics, for health and human resources practitioners working in the airline industry.
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International Travel and Health

Improving the access of VFRs to pre-travel health counselling is of increasing ... With increasing air travel and globalization, mass gatherings – while ...

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241580458

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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Annotation. This text is addressed to national health administrations and to the practising physicians, tourist agencies, shipping companies, airline operators and other bodies who are called upon to give health advice to travellers.
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