|Topic:||Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew, The|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology
Wednesday, December 5, 2001
2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
Senator Feinstein's Temporary Office,
2253 Rayburn House Office Bldg., and
2334 Rayburn House Office Bldg.
The Airliner Cabin Environment and the Health of Passengers and Crew
Milton Lippman, Professor, Environmental Medicine and Director, Center for Particulate Matter Health Effects Research and of the Human Exposure and Health Effects Research Program, New York University School of Medicine and Chair, Committee on Air Quality in Passenger Cabins of Commercial Aircraft, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, National Research Council
A 1986 Research Council report assessing air quality on airplanes called for banning smoking on all domestic flights, which the Federal Aviation Administration did. But health complaints by passengers and crew continued, prompting Congress to request this report in P.L. 106-181, which examines aircraft environmental control systems, the source of contaminants in aircraft cabins, the toxicity and health effects associated with these contaminants, and measures that could further improve cabin air quality.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on December 6, 2001 and is available, in full, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.