Accession Number:

ADA080045

Title:

Effects of Ozone on Exercising and Sedentary Adult Men and Women Representative of the Flight Attendant Population

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Report Date:

1979-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

Three studies at two ozone concentrations have been carried out in an attempt to define the effect level for ozone under simulated flight conditions. All experiments were carried out in an altitude chamber held at 6,000 feet MSL relative humidity was kept at 10-12 percent and temperature at 68 - 74 deg F. Subjects were paid nonsmoking men and women in their third decade who had the anthropomorphic characteristics of airline flight attendants. All subjects were exposed to ozone in one experiment and to air only in another. Order of presentation of the experiments was balanced, and sessions were separated by 1 week. Study 1 consisted of exposure of 15 men and 12 women to 0.20 parts per million by volume ppmv ozone for 4 h with treadmill exercise for the last 10 min of each hour. In the second study 14 men and 14 women were exposed to 0.30 ppmv ozone for 3 h with 10 min exercise at the end of each hour. The third study consisted of exposure of 14 men and 14 women to 0.30 ppmv without exercise. Cardiopulmonary, performance, visual, and symptoms assessments were made.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE