Funded by: Federal Aviation Administration
Steven Hecker, Project Director, Senior Lecturer and Director, Continuing Education and Outreach, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington.
This project began in May 2005. LERC is participating in this research as a member of the Occupational Health Research Consortium in Aviation (OHRCA). The research plan responds to the National Research Council report, The Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew (2002), and subsequent Congressional mandate to develop a health surveillance system and exposure data in relation to air quality incidents on commercial aircraft. Specific activities include:
The anticipated products of this project include a design for a future full-scale study, which is necessary to determine association between bleed air exposure and health effects. The larger study would produce the scientific rigor necessary to determine possible relationships between exposures and subsequent symptom reports and confounding circumstances.