Health Aspects of Smoking in Transport Aircraft.
NATIONAL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ROCKVILLE MD
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The purpose of the study was to define the levels of certain combustion by-products of tobacco produced by passengers smoking to determine passengers subjective reaction to tobacco smoke and to obtain passenger opinion on the need for regulatory change regarding the control of smoking in commercial passenger airplanes. The study involved 1 the collection of samples to determine the environmental exposure levels to carbon monoxide, particulate matter, polynuclear hydrocarbons, ammonia, and ozone, and 2 the use of a questionnaire during twenty Military Airlift Command MAC international flights and eight domestic flights. The results of environmental sampling revealed very low levels of each contaminant measured, much lower than those recommended in occupational and environmental air quality standards. Author
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